soft market

soft market
a period when sales are few and prices are low, buyer's market
  

The real estate market is soft now. Don't try to sell your house.


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  • market place — noun 1. the world of commercial activity where goods and services are bought and sold without competition there would be no market they were driven from the marketplace • Syn: ↑market, ↑marketplace • Derivationally related forms: ↑market ( …   Useful english dictionary

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