highway robbery

noun

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

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Examples of highway robbery in a Sentence

Charging that much to see a movie is highway robbery! what some rock superstars charge for concert tickets is simply highway robbery
Recent Examples on the Web For those convicted of highway robbery, a hand and a foot were amputated. Arkansas Online, 24 Sep. 2021 What should have been a thrilling end, win or lose, in a shootout between No. 17 Kentucky and Tennessee on Saturday night, felt more like a highway robbery for UK fans. Reina Kempt, The Courier-Journal, 7 Nov. 2021 For those convicted of highway robbery, a hand and a foot were amputated. Arkansas Online, 24 Sep. 2021 For those convicted of highway robbery, a hand and a foot were amputated. Arkansas Online, 24 Sep. 2021 For those convicted of highway robbery, a hand and a foot were amputated. Arkansas Online, 24 Sep. 2021 For those convicted of highway robbery, a hand and a foot were amputated. Arkansas Online, 24 Sep. 2021 For those convicted of highway robbery, a hand and a foot were amputated. Arkansas Online, 24 Sep. 2021 During that time, amputations and executions were carried out for criminal offenses, including theft and highway robbery. Kyle Morris, Fox News, 24 Sep. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of highway robbery

1611, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of highway robbery was in 1611

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“Highway robbery.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/highway%20robbery. Accessed 16 May. 2022.

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