king's ransom

king's ransom


: a very large amount of money

Full Definition of KING'S RANSOM

:  a very large sum of money

Examples of KING'S RANSOM

  1. We paid a king's ransom for that car.
  2. <that enormous diamond ring must have cost a king's ransom>

First Known Use of KING'S RANSOM

circa 1590


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