highway robbery noun
: the practice of charging a price that is very high and usually unfair for something
: robbery committed on or near a public highway usually against travelers
: excessive profit or advantage derived from a business transaction
Examples of HIGHWAY ROBBERY
- Charging that much to see a movie is highway robbery!
- <what some rock superstars charge for concert tickets is simply highway robbery>
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