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highway robbery

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishhighway robberyhighway robberyAmerican English informal a situation in which something costs you a lot more than it should It’s highway robbery, charging that much for gas! highway
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highway robberyAt the end highway robberies, riots and an unspecified sense 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] informal a situation where something costs much more than it shouldIn my opinion, their pricing is highway robbery.
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