daylight robbery


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daylight robbery

A situation in which one is charged an exorbitant price. I need to find another mechanic because this bill is just daylight robbery! I can't believe how much he charged for a simple repair.
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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.
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daylight robbery

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

blatant and unfair overcharging. British informal
2005 MotleyFool.co.uk: Comment Have you seen the price of potted plants and fruit trees in garden centres recently? It's daylight robbery.
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ˌdaylight ˈrobbery

(informal, especially British English) a price or fee that you think is far too high: £6 000 for an old car like this? That’s daylight robbery!
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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!”
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In second incident, two armed persons riding a motorcycle snatched cash on gunpoint from a furniture dealer in broad daylight robbery incident on Faisal Shaheed road in limits of the same police station.
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He led his team to Hazina Towers and said the increased cost 'amounted to daylight robbery'.
HYDERABAD -- Assistant Superintendent of Police Zahida Parveen Sunday claimed that the two suspects involved in the daylight robbery in a jewellery shop in Phuleli area on February 15 had been arrested.
'Kaya itong presyuhan ng P40, P45, P50 o P60 ay daylight robbery. Hayagang nakawan ito (That's why prices at P40, P45, P50 o P60 are daylight robbery.
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A CASHIER was left "extremely shaken" after being forced to hand over a four-figure sum of cash in a broad daylight robbery.
A DISABLED Anfield man who is named after a pirate accused the government of daylight robbery when his benefits were slashed by PS80 a week.
WELSH MPs have called for an investigation into whether banking customers were deliberately steered into receivership in a case of "daylight robbery".
DAYLIGHT ROBBERY Darren Bent grabs a valuable point for County, to leave Brentford sick
EcANAKKALE (CyHAN)- A young man entered a grocery in the northwestern province of Ecanakkale and committed a daylight robbery in the blink of an eye, which was recorded by security cam of the shop on Tuesday.
EWAN MacDONALD claimed losing 7-6 to Denmark's Rasmus Stjerne at the World Curling Championships in Beijing was daylight robbery.
Not only would this stamp out daylight robbery it would also help the employment position.
London, Aug 17 ( ANI ): England batsman Kevin Pietersen's car was towed away after his parking permit expired, leaving the player fuming as he called it 'daylight robbery'.