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it's/that's a bit steep

1. That's a bit more expensive than expected. Thirty bucks for two movie tickets and popcorn? That's a bit steep, don't you think?
2. That's rather unfair, untrue, or unreasonable. I just think it's a bit steep for her to call me lazy, when she knows I've got a medical condition keeping me from working!
See also: bit, steep

be a bit steep

1. To be a bit more expensive than expected. Thirty bucks for two movie tickets and an order of popcorn? That's a bit steep, don't you think?
2. To be unfair, untrue, or unreasonable. I just think it's a bit steep for her to call me lazy, when she knows I've got a medical condition keeping me from working!
See also: bit, steep

be rather steep

1. To be more expensive than expected. Thirty bucks for two movie tickets and an order of popcorn? That's rather steep, don't you think?
2. To be unfair, untrue, or unreasonable. I just think it's rather steep for her to call me lazy, when she knows I've got a medical condition keeping me from working!
See also: rather, steep

be steeped in (something)

To possess or display a certain characteristic. Every activity at this school is steeped in tradition.
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little steep

 and little pricey
Fig. relatively expensive; costing more than one wants to pay. The food here is a little pricey, but you get a lot of it.
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steep someone in something

Fig. to immerse someone in some kind of knowledge or other experience; to saturate someone with some kind of experience or training. (Fig. on steep something in something.) Her parents steeped her in good literature and music. she steeped herself in the legends of her people.
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steep something in something

to soak something in a liquid. I steeped the shirt in red dye. You have to steep these herbs in steamy hot water for five minutes.
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be a bit/rather ˈsteep

(informal) (of a price or a request) be too much; be unreasonable: €6? That seems a bit steep for a small piece of cheese.It’s a bit steep to expect us to work longer hours for no extra money.
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be ˈsteeped in something

(written) have a lot of a particular quality: This is a city steeped in history.
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steep in

v.
To expose someone or something to something else in order to imbue some quality: The teacher steeped the students in classic literature. The university is steeped in tradition.
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steep

mod. [of a price] high; expensive. Their prices are pretty steep, but their goods are of high quality.
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Will Niemitz, an engineer in the DPW, said no new streets have been built since the early 1990s that would be any steeper because construction would not have been approved at those steep grades.
The ISF statement said police acted after receiving a call Thursday that four boys -- aged between 15 and 17 -- were trapped at the bottom of a steep hill in the town of Zikrit.
Residents have reacted sharply to this steep hike saying that discoms have been regularly increasing power tariff in the city but have failed to provide round- theclock power supply.
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7bn in the fall of May after a steep increase in the earlier months.
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The steep slope of the hill and no nearby water supply hindered their efforts.
1 : having a very sharp slope : almost straight up and down <a steep hill>
If your parents think you're just wasting time, let them know you are actually working on your physics, as you try to design a course that is steep enough for your little dude to gain speed to make it through any hills or loops, but not so steep that he falls off.
The approval for steep approach and landing capability applies to all Challenger 604 and Challenger 605 aircraft registered in the European Union member states and Canada.
The most striking feature of the complete SN [sunspot number] profile is the uniqueness of the steep rise of sunspot activity during the first half of the 20th century.