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top dollar

noun

Simple Definition of top dollar

  • : the highest amount of money that something costs or that someone earns

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of top dollar

  1. :  the highest amount being paid for a commodity or service <willing to pay top dollar to get them — Dean Failey>

1970

First Known Use of top dollar

1970


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