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pay top dollar

To spend a lot of money on something, perhaps the highest possible price, often because it is necessary to obtain something in high demand or of the highest quality. A lot of consumers pay top dollar to get the newest smartphones. I always wait a few months, because they're inevitably a good bit cheaper then. You can expect to pay top dollar for just about everything in this part of the city.
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You'll have 20 kids at the back, 10 pensioner shopping trolleys at the front that have been keeping warm all day instead of going home and standing room only while paying top dollar to travel.
Paying top dollar for gas we already own and allowing the company selling it to pay no tax has to be the ultimate Irish joke.
Cardiff are paying top dollar and ending up with nothing.
That is the case now--many people have nostalgic feelings for the Twinkie, which was invented in 1930, and they are seeing news coverage of the shuttered production lines as well as features about people paying top dollar for the product on eBay.
HEARTS say any players leaving Tynecastle this close season will only be allowed to go if the buying club are paying top dollar for them.
On a limited budget and denied the drawing power of paying top dollar wages, Moyes has transformed Everton.
It is hard to imagine quite how many people in Dubai or Singapore would be interested in paying top dollar to see Everton grind out a hard-fought and scrappy victory against Reading.
In my experience, local government reorganisations invariably lead to a swathe of 50-year-olds taking early retirement on full or near full index-linked pensions - this leaves the taxpayer with the dubious honour of paying top dollar for people to do nothing.
It does mean paying top dollar to high-flying executives with the skill and experience to see the big, strategic picture.
Your paper revealed last week we are paying top dollar while the rest of the world doesn't.
Moreover, a study recently completed by the New York State Financial Control Board found that investors are paying top dollar for properties that are not likely to offer a top performance.
Patients suffer as they wait for bureaucratic HMOs to approve critical treatments, paying top dollar on their insurance premiums all the while.
Brewing on the premises is a tough formula in New York when you're paying top dollar for real estate," says Jon Bloostein, Heartland's founder and chief executive officer.
Hence, Ford was paying top dollar for a commodity it didn't need in those volumes.
The IRS is under tremendous pressure to gain systems compliance: its Y2K architect recently left; Congress wants to overhaul all of its systems; the Taxpayer Relief Act of 1997 put the Service further behind last year; and the private sector is paying top dollar for programming talent.