barrier to exit

barrier to exit ˌbarrier to ˈexit barriers to exit PLURALFORM noun [countable] ECONOMICS COMMERCE
something that makes it difficult or expensive for a company to stop being involved in a type of business, or for a customer to end a business arrangement :

• Barriers to exit may cost firms more to quit than to stay in the market.

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barrier to exit UK US noun [C] (plural barriers to exit) (also exit barrier)
COMMERCE, ECONOMICS something, such as official rules or high costs, that makes it difficult for a person or company to leave a particular type of business: »

Capital markets are perfect in that there are no barriers to exit or entry and information is freely available to all.

COMMERCE something that makes it difficult for a customer to stop using a particular product or service, or for someone to leave their job: »

Most free internet service providers provide few or no barriers to exit for subscribers.


Financial and business terms. 2012.

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