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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