king's ransom

noun
|Updated on: 12 Jul 2018

Definition of king's ransom

: 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

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First Known Use of king's ransom

circa 1525

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  • : a very large amount of money


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