rip-off


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rip-off

A bad deal; a fraudulent business or transaction. I can't believe I spent so much on this blender, and it's already broken. What a rip-off! I heard on the news that the charity is a rip-off, so don't send them any money.

rip-off

1. n. a theft; a deception; an exploitation. (see also rip.) What a rip-off! I want my money back.
2. mod. having to do with theft and deception. I consider myself to be rip-off champion of North America.
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Mr Healey said: "People have no choice about making these calls - to get help and make claims- but are charged rip-off rates.
And the good news is you don't have to pay the rip-off prices.
no, no, it's more like an Olivia Tremor Control style, no, cut that, it's ripping off the Beatles out-fight, not bands that rip-off the Beatles.
A massive rent deposit rip-off could be forcing more people onto the streets of the North-East.
Heretofore, the seniors market in Japan has largely been the playground of rip-off artists, preying on seniors with bogus investment schemes, or more recently by drawing them to new "retirement homes" and communities that are essentially designed to milk the government for whatever welfare subsidies they can and squeeze the retirement-home residents out of their savings.
GORDON BROWN has vowed to clamp down on rip-off warranty deals on electrical goods after a Sunday Mail campaign exposed the racket.
H Beaney pleads for fair play from bookies-and an investigation into the forecast rip-off
It is expected to help protect customers from certain types of rip-off in which police sometimes have difficulty establishing a case.
This weekend, New Labour's crestfallen conference circus slides into Brighton, and this time the Rip-off chorus will be sung by fuel tax protestors targeting Gordon Brown.
Mel Scarlett, Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU) president emeritus, in his recent book, "The Great Rip-Off in American Education: Undergrads Underserved" (Prometheus, $22).
This factual series takes to the streets of Britain to catch the rip-off merchants conning vulnerable people out of their money.
We should all turn our backs on these ambulance chasing claims-handling firms and the Government should take action to curb their rip-off activities.
As everyone is aware, petrol prices have come down considerably, why then are a couple of Liverpool garages still charging rip-off prices?
LAST week we said that Stoke City topped the footie rip-off league as their cheapest season ticket was going up by a third from pounds 299 to pounds 399 for the 2008/09 season.
As far as I'm concerned, and I am a black cab driver, pounds 25 is a rip-off for that journey, but I'd like to know if the price was recorded on the meter as it it illegal to fare a journey within Brum's boundary without a meter.