Definition of “lock sb out of sth” - English Dictionary

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“lock sb out of sth” in Business English

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lock sb out of sth

phrasal verb with lock uk /lɒk/ us verb

to prevent a person or organization from having a particular advantage, such as a low price for something:

The company risks being locked out of China's booming car market.
Earn better yields today without locking yourself out of even higher ones next year.
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(Definition of “lock sb out of sth” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)