over the odds

over the odds

Above or beyond what is considered standard, normal, or acceptable. Used especially in reference to how much something costs. Primarily heard in UK. It has come to light that hospital services have been spending over the odds for everyday equipment and supplies that would cost a private citizen far less. In order to get the construction work done before Christmas, the local council has paid over the odds to bring extra engineers, contractors, and workers on board.
See also: odds, over

over the odds

above what is generally considered acceptable, especially for a price. British
See also: odds, over

over the ˈodds

(informal) more than the usual price: He paid over the odds for that bike and now he’s regretting it.
See also: odds, over