king's ransom

noun

Definition of king's ransom

  1. :  a very large sum of money

Examples of king's ransom in a Sentence

  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


KING'S RANSOM Defined for English Language Learners

king's ransom

noun

Definition of king's ransom for English Language Learners

  • : a very large amount of money


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