rip-off

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rip-off

A bad deal; a fraudulent business or transaction. I can't believe I spent so much on this blender, and it's already broken. What a rip-off! I heard on the news that the charity is a rip-off, so don't send them any money.

rip-off

1. n. a theft; a deception; an exploitation. (see also rip.) What a rip-off! I want my money back.
2. mod. having to do with theft and deception. I consider myself to be rip-off champion of North America.
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They said the couture house, whose designers have included Stella McCartney, will have zero tolerance for rip-offs of their styles.
Eddie says he plans to continue to expose the rip-off merchants until such time as we get better value for our money.
Under the ordinance, which will come into force in December, restaurants, bars and adult entertainment shops in Shinjuku, Shibuya, Ikebukuro and Ueno could have their licenses withdrawn for up to eight months if they are judged to have engaged in rip-offs.
Publishing examples of rip-offs with the wringing of hands and gnashing of teeth achieves nothing - only organisations with clout are likely to be get any action.
So when it was officially revealed this week that Ireland is officially the land of rip-offs nobody was surprised.
Of course, Mosley acknowledges the setbacks but is determined to leave the past behind him - in terms of Forrest and any million-dollar rip-offs.
Simon Ward, senior editor of MSN Money, said: "When every penny counts, it's clear most of us are fed up with these little rip-offs, which ultimately all add up.
But nobody seemed to being doing anything about it, but this year customers have started to vote with their feet and are increasingly walking away from rip-offs.
As part of an up-coming investigation into airline rip-offs, The People sourced a number of one-way flight deals on the ever popular route between Belfast and London.
Cooley seems bound and determined to let the individuals in the school district and private sector who were responsible for the Belmont fiasco get off scot-free in one of the biggest taxpayer rip-offs in Los Angeles history.
WHAT a brilliant article on supermarket rip-offs (Mirror, Nov 17).
IN THE last six months I have heard hundreds of stories about scams, rip-offs, shoddy service and plain, downright theft.
This is another example of the endemic pension abuses, which are very difficult for the taxpayers to understand, but that constitute some of the greatest rip-offs of taxpayers going on out there.
A SHORT holiday in Italy exposes three rotten little rip-offs.
And we would be delighted if appalling rip-offs such as ITV Play never appear on our screens again.