highway robbery


highway robbery

noun

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

Full Definition of HIGHWAY ROBBERY

1
:  robbery committed on or near a public highway usually against travelers
2
:  excessive profit or advantage derived from a business transaction

Examples of HIGHWAY ROBBERY

  1. Charging that much to see a movie is highway robbery!
  2. <what some rock superstars charge for concert tickets is simply highway robbery>

First Known Use of HIGHWAY ROBBERY

1752

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