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 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
First Known Use of highway robbery
HIGHWAY ROBBERY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of highway robbery for English Language Learners
: the practice of charging a price that is very high and usually unfair for something
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