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highway robbery

noun

Simple Definition of highway robbery

  • : the practice of charging a price that is very high and usually unfair for something

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of highway robbery

  1. 1 :  robbery committed on or near a public highway usually against travelers

  2. 2 :  excessive profit or advantage derived from a business transaction

Examples of highway robbery in a sentence

  1. Charging that much to see a movie is highway robbery!

  2. <what some rock superstars charge for concert tickets is simply highway robbery>



1752

First Known Use of highway robbery

1752


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