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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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Luna and the four were accomplices of the Japanese in the ripoff scheme.
In almost all cases, the ripoff merchants demand cash or cheques up front.
The Ripoff Report is a self-proclaimed "consumer advocacy" website that boasts that it enjoys legal immunity under Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act for defamatory statements posted by others on its website.
Her shocking cas comes after the Sunday Mirror launched a campaign to help people challenge the ripoff fees charged by greedy banks.
He thanked us for exposing the ripoff but said regulation of the taxi industry was to blame.
Which brings us to the ripoff problem: They have to be your sentences, not somebody else's, and even though you knew that already there are going to be times when the specifics of "Don't Steal" look a little fuzzy to you.
Tabloids, broadsheets and broadcasting media jumped off the Ripoff Britain bandwagon and splashed the story.
The ripoff has gone on for years, while many other customers are being undercharged.
THE latest example of the ripoff event known as the Olympics is the news that if you don't have a Visa card don't bother to turn up for the games unless you've got loads of cash.
THANK you for highlighting the ripoff cost of gas in Ireland.
His mentioning that Black Hills quotation of only a 5 percent increase in price by the ammo manufacturers certainly points the finger at the ripoffs being the wholesalers and retailers.
The President promises that the wealthiest Americans will pay their fair share, but the timid revenue proposals floated so far don't begin to recoup the ripoffs of the past decade.