From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishhighway robberyhighway robberyAmerican English informal a situation in which something costs you a lot more than it shouldIt’s highway robbery, charging that much for gas! →highway
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highway robbery• At the end highway robberies, riots and an unspecifiedsense of comeuppance is what we are left with.• This brother-in-law was eventually hanged for highway robbery.• A matter of murder-more than one murder, highway robbery and probably the rape of a young girl too.• She says it's highway robbery.• Sixty dollars for a textbook? That's highway robbery.• The constable left in charge of Burford was reluctant to take any action, even when Seb reported the highway robbery at Swinbrook.From Longman Business Dictionaryhighway robberyˌhighway ˈrobbery noun [uncountable] informala situation where something costs much more than it shouldIn my opinion, their pricing is highway robbery.