highway robbery

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Said of excessive or exorbitant prices.

Etymology:

  • Compare Old English weġrēaf.
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They think they can charge $400 for a shirt? That's highway robbery.

Submitted on September 01, 2009

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Highway RobberyA big robbery, to charge heavily for something
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