sting for

sting someone for something

Sl. to cheat someone of a particular amount; to make someone pay for something. That guy stung me for twenty bucks! Toby was stung for the lunch bill.
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sting for

v.
To charge someone some surprisingly large amount of money: The airline stung us for $100 to change our ticket.
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