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my way or the highway

If you do not do things the way I want or require, then you can just leave or not participate. I'm here to create the best musicians in the world, so in this room, it's my way or the highway!
See also: highway, way

daylight robbery

Fig. the practice of blatantly or grossly overcharging. It's daylight robbery to charge that amount of money for a hotel room! The cost of renting a car at that place is daylight robbery.
See also: daylight, robbery

highway robbery

outrageous overpricing; a bill that is much higher than normally acceptable but must be paid. (As if one had been accosted and robbed on the open road or in broad daylight.) Four thousand dollars! That's highway robbery for one piece of furniture! I won't pay it! It's highway robbery!
See also: highway, robbery

highways and byways

 
1. major and minor roads. The city council voted to plant new trees along all the highways and byways of the town.
2. Cliché routes and pathways, both major and minor. I hope I meet you again some day on life's highways and byways.
See also: and, byway, highway

highways and byways

(slightly formal)
large and small roads The two friends traveled America's highways and byways from New Hampshire to California.
See also: and, byway, highway

the highways and byways

  (literary)
the highways and byways of a place are its roads and paths (usually + of ) They travelled the highways and byways of Britain to find people who could still sing the old traditional folksongs.
See also: and, byway, highway

daylight robbery

  (British, American & Australian) also highway robbery (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!
See also: daylight, robbery

daylight robbery

Charging exorbitant prices, as in The amount you're asking for this couch is daylight robbery. [Mid-1900s] Also see highway robbery.
See also: daylight, robbery

highway robbery

The exaction of an exorbitantly high price or fee. For example, You paid ten dollars for that meat? That's highway robbery. This term, used figuratively since the late 1800s, alludes to literal robbery of travelers on or near a public road.
See also: highway, robbery

daylight robbery

An outrageously high price. An appliance store advertises a refrigerators for $900, but you see ads for the same brand and model elsewhere for half that price. That store, you conclude, is committing daylight robbery, a “crime” so metaphorically blatant that it is being committed in broad daylight. That's not to be confused with “highway robbery.” “Daylight robbery” offers you the option of paying the money or not, but you don't have that choice in “highway robbery,” just as the victim of a stagecoach holdup had no choice. Your city raises property taxes. You receive the bill, take one look, and scream, “That's highway robbery!”
See also: daylight, robbery

as hot as highway blacktop

Scorching. A typical summer day in the Deep South.
See also: highway, hot
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Highway numbers mostly are used internally by the Oregon Department of Transportation to distinguish highway segments.
With the Ontario government gradually closing the gap in four-laning the last 47 kilometres of Highway 11, south of North Bay, by 2012, the associated chambers want their concerns kept in the public eye.
Raja Veeramachaneni, director of the Office of Planning and Preliminary Engineering at the Maryland State Highway Administration (SHA), adds that "to achieve successful outcomes, significant collaboration is needed to piece together aspects of a wide variety of laws, regulations, procedures, procurement methods and specification requirements.
In the meantime, portions of the highway have been funded for widening.
The highway system is a maze, complete with traps and pitfalls along the way; a drive all the way out to a port is an adventure.
That is what is happening in much of Europe already, according to a scanning study sponsored by FHWA and the American Association of State Highway Transportation Officials (AASHTO).
Edward Sullivan, a civil and environmental engineering professor at California Polytechnic State University, headed a study of that system that was commissioned by the California Department of Transportation and the Federal Highway Administration.
GM also stands behind the creation of the National Highway Users Conference, otherwise known as the highway lobby, which became the most powerful pressure group in Washington.
So over a four-week span, all three of these firms adopted a stretch of the same highway.
Dick Bishop, program manager for vehicle highway automation at the Federal Highway Administration in McLean, Va.
Residents may not be getting too much use out of it, however, because they're too busy driving down the $286 million Bud Shuster Highway.
Financial Executive talked about these and other issues with some of the primary drivers on the highway in a roundtable held this spring.
To me, a highway is a road on which I zip along at 100 miles an hour, with no traffic in sight and a clear destination in mind.
4 /PRNewswire/ -- The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) celebrated its 100th birthday on Oct.