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    He looked like he had a corner on the local bacteria market.
    I found this sentence in my dictionary. But I can't get the meaning of bacteria market.
    Will you please help me?
    Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by chrysanthemum View Post
    He looked like he had a corner on the local bacteria market.
    I found this sentence in my dictionary. But I can't get the meaning of bacteria market.
    Will you please help me?
    Thanks
    Which dictionary did you find it in and under what heading?

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    Default Re: meaning

    Quote Originally Posted by chrysanthemum View Post
    He looked like he had a corner on the local bacteria market.
    I found this sentence in my dictionary. But I can't get the meaning of bacteria market.
    Will you please help me?
    Thanks
    Do you know what cornering a market means?

    corner the market - Idioms - by the Free Dictionary, Thesaurus and Encyclopedia.

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    Default Re: meaning

    The verb 'corner the market' is common enough, but I can't say I've heard the noun 'a corner on the market'.

    I don't know what a bacteria market is, either.

    Rover

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    Default Re: meaning

    After 114 posts, chrysanthemum, you should know that 'meaning' is not a helpful thread title. 'Bacteria Market - meaning?' would have been much better.
    Please do not edit your question after it has received a response. Such editing can make the response hard for others to understand.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    The verb 'corner the market' is common enough, but I can't say I've heard the noun 'a corner on the market'.

    I don't know what a bacteria market is, either.

    Rover
    It seems to me that the person is stating in a funny way that the person looks dirty or bacteria-ridden. If he had cornered the bacteria market, then he would have an ample supply of bacteria. That seems to be the point.

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    Default Re: meaning

    I, too, am intrigued as to which dictionary houses this sentence and as part of a definition for which word. Please post a link or tell us which dictionary and what word you were looking up.
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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    Longman dictionary of contemporary English - the word bacteria - other dictionary examples.

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