top dollar

noun

Definition of top dollar

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

Examples of top dollar in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Because of this, even a half-decent T206 will fetch top dollar on the auction market. Bryan Hood, Robb Report, 16 Aug. 2021 Both companies envision businesses catering to wealthy tourists willing to pay top dollar for a short period of weightlessness and an unforgettable view of the Earth and heavens. Bloomberg Wire, Dallas News, 11 July 2021 Ultimately, superior sales and a rising market position can increase the business’s valuation and fetch top dollar upon exit. Mark Thacker, Forbes, 10 May 2021 Both companies envision businesses catering to wealthy tourists willing to pay top dollar for a short period of weightlessness and an unforgettable view of the Earth and heavens. Bloomberg Wire, Dallas News, 11 July 2021 Some customers have balked at paying top dollar for new cars and have opted to make do with older vehicles. New York Times, 15 July 2021 Both companies envision businesses catering to wealthy tourists willing to pay top dollar for a short period of weightlessness and an unforgettable view of the Earth and heavens. Bloomberg Wire, Dallas News, 11 July 2021 Both companies envision businesses catering to wealthy tourists willing to pay top dollar for a short period of weightlessness and an unforgettable view of the Earth and heavens. Bloomberg Wire, Dallas News, 11 July 2021 Although that may be far from simple for the uninitiated to understand, the payoff has been huge for many artists, musicians, influencers and the like, with investors spending top dollar to own NFT versions of digital images. Jazmin Goodwin, CNN, 17 Mar. 2021

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First Known Use of top dollar

1970, in the meaning defined above

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30 Aug 2021

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“Top dollar.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/top%20dollar. Accessed 21 Sep. 2021.

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top dollar

noun

English Language Learners Definition of top dollar

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

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