from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Slang A product or service that is overpriced or of poor quality.
- n. Slang Something, such as a film or story, that is clearly imitative of or based on something else.
- n. Slang A theft.
- n. Slang An act of exploitation.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A bad deal; an unfair price or rate.
- n. A theft or robbery.
- n. A scam.
- n. A copy, especially one that is illegal or inferior.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the act of stealing
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And he has heaped scorn on what he calls "rip-off Britain".
calls for the government to tackle what he describes as "rip-off Britain".
The only other option, then, is for Greece to leave the Eurozone in an orderly default, renegotiating the recent debt swap deal which Roubini calls a "rip-off" because it actually provides near to no debt-relief given sweeteners offered to creditors, and an exit from the European Monetary Union.
It jumped out at me as a complete rip-off of “The Hurt Locker.”
I think as writers, we all occasionally “rip-off” a theme or concept, twist it up, and make it our own.
Am I correct in saying that this episode was a blatant rip-off of a Friends episode where Ross's fiance Emily forced him to put a halt to his friendship with ex-girlfriend Rachel?
On your first complaint, that seems a bit extreme to call it a "blatant rip-off."
Interesting some places might have those on the international side that are a rip-off.
Someone needs to tell the politicians in Boston and Washington that Cape Wind, the long-stalled plan to cover 25 square miles of pristine Nantucket Sound with 130 massive steel windmill-turbine towers, is a rip-off.
Raising the retirement age simply makes the program a bigger rip-off for a large % of the population, considering most take benefits early at age 62 (about 70% of people).
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