top dollar


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top dollar

A very large amount of money, especially more than is typical or reasonable. You can expect to pay top dollar for just about everything in this part of the city. He's a brilliant attorney, but he charges top dollar for his services. Computer programmers can earn top dollar in this part of the country.
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top dollar

The highest price, as in They'll have to pay top dollar at that resort. [Second half of 1900s]
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top dollar

a very high price. North American informal
2000 Ralph Klein has invested millions in building a non-conformist image…an image that has enabled the company to charge top dollar.
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pay, earn, charge, etc. top ˈdollar

pay, earn, charge, etc. a lot of money: If you want the best, you have to pay top dollar.We can help you get top dollar when you sell your house.
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The US Small Business Administration and the SBA Utah district office has Celtic Bank as 2014's top dollar volume lender in Utah.
Country: USASector: Banking/Financial ServicesTarget: A Top Dollar Pawn chain in TexasBuyer: Cash America International IncVendor: TDP Superstores CorpDeal size in USD: 103mType: Corporate acquisitionStatus: Closed
and around the world are willing and able to pay top dollar for great companies, leave the tenured management in place, provide meaningful ownership to the manager or management team that remains, and mentor and support the new owner-managers in continuing to grow the business.
The school board should take MORE than top dollar from the Phil Knight institute
After going it alone for the first few years, Iverson realized that his little piece of paradise could attract top dollar from visitors looking to get away from the frenetic pace of city life.
Collectors pay top dollar for antlers, and mounting techniques for these trophies have come a long way in the last ten years.
Your paper revealed last week we are paying top dollar while the rest of the world doesn't.
The job of the 10 full-time employees is to combine various grades and colours of pelts from different regions so buyers can purchase bulk quantities in one showing and trappers can snag top dollar for their wares.
dollars, which are then used to pay top dollar for raw materials, notably copper scrap, in the United States.
A piece like Top Dollar, 1979, confirms MacConnel as a lover of color and a shrewd practitioner of garish formalism, and demonstrates the artist's flair for smart semiotic play on the levels of style, material, symbol, and image.
This phenomenon of the double bell curve is one of the main reasons consumers will pay top dollar for a Chevrolet Suburban but the same dealers have lots filled with Chevrolet Malibus.
Sneaker fanatics, or sneaker heads, as some like to be called, scour the Web, pester faraway sellers, and shell out top dollar to score hard-to-find vintage models.
Such independent analyses would likely be important to museums and commercial collectors who pay top dollar for fossils, he notes.
Telefonica Banco Santander Central Hispano, Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria, Endesa and Repsol YPF coughed up top dollar for state-run companies with monopolies or limited competition.
The conditions in Equatoria and the deployment of those teams were all part of the Air Force Top Dollar comptroller and contracting competition held December 7-12, 2000.