top dollar


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top dollar

A very large amount of money, perhaps the highest possible price (often because it is necessary to obtain something in high demand or of the highest quality). 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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So if you really want top dollar for your agency when it's time to sell, you need to realistically take stock of your firm and not let those dollar signs go to your head.
PRICEY: Everton have paid top dollar for Richarlison
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They'll pay top dollar when the key managers are involved in the sale process and are committed to staying with the business.
City plans to widen the road from 2 lane to 4 lane and may buy 30 feet of land for a top dollar. Loyal customer base.
"It's a wealthy guy who wanted J-Lo and was willing to pay top dollar," the Sun quoted a source as saying.
For a couple of months last summer, you could see Al Pacino free of charge in the Shakespeare in the Park staging of "The Merchant of Venice." But that didn't stop Broadway goers in the autumn from happily shelling out top dollar for the chance to see the actor in the pound-of-flesh.
But because I''m an honest, hard working person, in full time employment, I would have to pay top dollar to have my house painted, even though I pay hundreds of pounds in tax every year so these people can get free paint jobs on their houses.
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The school board should take MORE than top dollar from the Phil Knight institute!
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