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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The thing about a rip-off is that it's not always bad.
The second biggest perceived rip-off, according to holidaymakers, was the high cost of excursions - a budget-buster for over a quarter of the parents surveyed (27%).
TOPSHOP have binned more than 1000 dresses in a new rip-off scandal.
One of the country's best-known websites Rip-Off Ireland has been flooded with messages of support and terrible tales of price hikes.
Don't buy knock-offs--they are rip-offs for everyone concerned--except the guy selling them.
It is expected to help protect customers from certain types of rip-off in which police sometimes have difficulty establishing a case.
BECAUSE of television and press coverage, the public are made aware of the rip-off prices at motorway service stations.
The list of rip-offs is so long and colourful that they're almost laughable - if we weren't the ones being rogered.
CHARGING customers who do not pay by direct debit is the rip-off under pounds 100 that we hate the most.
If YOU have encountered a rip-off I would like to hear about it and would be delighted to write about your rip-off stories in the column, please write to me at:- Rip-offs, Clare McKeon, Sunday Mirror, Park House 191-197 North Circular Road, Dublin 7.
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.