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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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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.
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THIEVES pulled off a daylight robbery in Limassol yesterday, lifting wristwatches worth some e1/41 million from a shop that was closed for the holidays.
A 31-YEAR-OLD man has admitted the broad daylight robbery of a young girl's purse as she went to buy sweets.
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This is daylight robbery, pure and simple, and this firm thinks it can get away with it because Transport Secretary Philip Hammond has given them the green light by lifting the old fares cap of inflation plus 1 per cent.
I am calling upon the media to make public the names of all those who have participated in this daylight robbery," the PM stated.
A COVENTRY man had more than pounds 500 snatched from his hands during a daylight robbery in the city.
Is that the most ridiculous attempt at daylight robbery since the England right-back was arrested and fined for trying to steal a toilet seat and bath taps from a branch of B& Q in Dartford a couple of years ago?
LAKE VIEW TERRACE - Authorities on Tuesday sought a possible gang member who shot and wounded a lunch truck operator during a daylight robbery in the parking lot of a school.