daylight robbery

daylight robbery
British, American & Australian, American & Australian a situation in which you are charged much more for something than you think you should have to pay.

Three pounds for an orange juice? It's daylight robbery!


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  • Daylight Robbery — may refer to: Daylight robbery, an extortionate charge for something; Daylight Robbery (TV series), a 1999 British TV mini series starring Michelle Collins Daylight Robbery (film), a BBC TV documentary (and its sequel) about squirrels, narrated… …   Wikipedia

  • daylight robbery — see under ↑rob1 • • • Main Entry: ↑day daylight robbery Glaring extortion • • • Main Entry: ↑rob * * * daylight robbery UK US noun [uncountable] british …   Useful english dictionary

  • daylight robbery — See: HIGHWAY ROBBERY …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • daylight robbery — See: HIGHWAY ROBBERY …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • daylight robbery — UK US noun [U] UK (US highway robbery) ► a situation in which someone is charged a price that is much too high: »The banks should not be able to get away with this daylight robbery …   Financial and business terms

  • daylight robbery — If you are overcharged or underpaid, it is a daylight robbery; open, unfair and hard to prevent. Rip off has a similar meaning …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • daylight robbery — noun uncount BRITISH SPOKEN HIGHWAY ROBBERY …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • daylight robbery — ► NOUN Brit. informal ▪ blatant and unfair overcharging …   English terms dictionary

  • daylight robbery —    If you are overcharged or underpad, s a dayght robbery; open, unfar and hard to prevent. Rp off has a sar meanng.   (Dorking School Dictionary)    ***    The term daylight robbery is used when the price of something is thought to be much too… …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • daylight robbery — N UNCOUNT (disapproval) If someone charges you a great deal of money for something and you think this is unfair or unreasonable, you can refer to this as daylight robbery. [BRIT, INFORMAL] Daylight robbery that s what it is, she would declare …   English dictionary

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