Definition of price oneself out of the market in English:

price oneself out of the market

phrase

  • Become unable to compete commercially.

    ‘as supermodels price themselves out of the market, actresses are ready to negotiate terms’
    • ‘He says vacancies are up because rent decontrol allowed landlords to raise rents once tenants left, until they virtually priced themselves out of the market.’
    • ‘People should also remember that even though the general public are willing to pay for peace of mind, a time will come when any organisation can price itself out of the market, no matter what service it is offering.’
    • ‘The study suggested that in a number of cases, contractors who pay their workers the minimum wage actually price themselves out of the market in many sectors, particularly agricultural and construction work.’
    • ‘Tourism is off, and tourism officials have warned restaurants and hotels they risk pricing themselves out of the market…’
    • ‘We simply cannot afford to price ourselves out of the market,’ he said.’
    • ‘Property has practically priced itself out of the market at this stage, with the spectre of oversupply looming in many towns around the country and prices still surging forward.’
    • ‘Soaring cinema ticket costs mean Colchester's Odeon is pricing itself out of the market, a movie buff has claimed.’
    • ‘In a glut of greed, some owners were literally pricing themselves out of the market.’
    • ‘When it comes to food and beverages we are pricing ourselves out of the market when we must be competitive.’
    • ‘Coastal property is flatlining after pricing itself out of the market, and rising crime and overcrowding are also conspiring to drive buyers inland.’