Examples of sticker shock in a Sentence
We left the store suffering severe sticker shock.
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The Bahamian grocery store prices ($8 for a gallon of milk) gave us sticker shock, as did the restaurants; nearly all staples are imported.
While patients wouldn’t have to pay such a price out-of-pocket, the sticker shock could prove a problem to insurers and benefits managers, and discourage widespread prescriptions by doctors.
Stocking stuffer sticker shock: Buying a fishing or hunting license to stuff in a stocking next week?
Indeed, prices here may elicit some sticker shock compared to Walmart’s typical eateries.
There is a possibility of sticker shock, though, especially with the test vehicle we were provided.
Rents for smaller warehouses closer to cities may bring sticker shock to distributors.
Since Hurricane Harvey, there’s sticker shock to the public sphere.
Beyond the sticker shock, most galling for parents seems to be requests for basic supplies that seem like they should be provided by the school, like tissues, paper towels, glue sticks, or scissors.
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STICKER SHOCK Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of sticker shock for English Language Learners
: a feeling of surprise and disappointment caused by learning that something you want to buy is very expensive
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