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highway robbery


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Robbery usually of travelers on or near a public road.
  • noun Informal The exaction of an exorbitantly high price or fee.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun Robbery committed on the public roads.
  • noun An excessively high price or fee; -- used especially in situations where the buyer has little or no choice but to buy the item offered.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun literally, historical The act of robbing a traveler on a public road.
  • noun idiomatic Said of excessive or exorbitant prices.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun robbery of travellers on or near a public road
  • noun an exorbitant price


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  • When you're stuck on a 5-hour flight with no food because you had to run from one end of the airport to another due to a delayed arrival and they try to sell you a $3 bag of m&ms to go with your 'complementary' ounce of warm soda busily melting away 17 ice cubes.

    February 21, 2007

  • No, that's skyway robbery. Highway robbery is the price of gas. :-)

    February 21, 2007