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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.
See also: daylight, robbery

highway robbery

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

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

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

highway robbery

BRITISH, AMERICAN or

daylight robbery

BRITISH
You use highway robbery or daylight robbery to describe a situation in which you are charged far too much money for something. They're charging ten bucks for the comics, which sounds like highway robbery to us. You have to pay thousands of dollars for the service. It's daylight robbery!
See also: highway, robbery

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.
See also: daylight, robbery

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!
See also: daylight, 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
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In Nilore Police Station, 12 cases were registered during the period which included three murder, two theft, four snatching and three cases of robbery, in Shehzad Town Police Station 18 cases were registered which included two murder, seven theft, five snatching and four cases of robbery, in Bhara Kahu Police Station 28 cases were registered which included six murder, 18 theft and two each cases of snatching and robbery, Women Police Station registered seven cases during the period in category of theft and Shalimar Police Station registered 28 including two murder, 18 theft, four each cases of snatching and robbery.
The third happened on February 24 when an attempted robbery took place at TJ Hughes in London Road.
A report of an attempted robbery at Dudley Post Office was received on March 10.
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He added: "Sometimes malicious reports of robbery are made to police and these are initially recorded as a crime.
One of the special policemen--and one of the robbers--died in the robbery.
Instead, Irwin blames the plunge in seed number on robbery somehow rendering the blooms unappealing to the pollinating hummingbirds.
Eamon Terry George McClelland: one charge of robbery, two of possessing a firearm or imitation when committing a crime, and three of conspiracy to commit a robbery.
The 23-year-old from Saltillo, Coahuila, had been a trucker for only a year-and-a-half when he fell victim to his first robbery.
This vast number of robbery targets, coupled with the population growth, and attendant social and criminal problems, particularly increased narcotics addictions and the invasion of youthful street gangsters onto the bank robbery scene, produced an increase in bank robberies.
Training employees in ways to deal with a robbery can reduce victims' psychological trauma.
They should also know that even as the FBI shifts some of its resources toward terrorism, it will continue to be involved in the investigation of bank robberies, and we also have great confidence in state and local police, who have a terrific record of solving bank robbery cases.
A data showing Police Stations-wise details of cases registration on Friday said in Margalla Police Station 29 cases were registered during the period which included one nature of murder, 19 theft, two snatching and seven cases of robbery, in Tarnol Police Station 27 cases were registered during the period which included six murder, seven theft, six snatching and eight cases of robbery while Golra police station registered 39 cases during the period and these included six murder, 22 theft, five snatching and six cases of robbery.
7 robbery of the Colonial Cooperative Bank in the Baldwinville section of Templeton.
However, the 2009 robbery estimate increased slightly from the 2000 number.