top dollar

noun
|Updated on: 23 Jun 2018

Definition of top dollar

: the highest amount being paid for a commodity or service
  • willing to pay top dollar to get them
  • —Dean Failey

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First Known Use of top dollar

1970

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  • : the highest amount of money that something costs or that someone earns


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