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Blatant and unfair overcharging.‘Do you know how much he charges? It's daylight robbery’
extortionate, excessively high, extremely high, excessive, sky-high, prohibitive, outrageous, unreasonable, preposterous, inordinate, immoderate, inflated, monstrous, unwarranted, unconscionable, huge, enormous, disproportionateView synonyms
- ‘In 1851 (after 150 years of ripping off its people) the government repealed this disastrous form of daylight robbery.’
- ‘What we are witnessing is daylight robbery and sheer greed by all parties involved.’
- ‘This latest increase by the so-called custodians of the city is a disgrace and daylight robbery.’
- ‘Hundreds of solicitors get away with daylight robbery every week: just go to any court and listen to the greediest outline their fees.’
- ‘Selling a few inches of pastel-coloured terry-towelling at fifty-times the make-up price is daylight robbery.’
- ‘It's daylight robbery and should be resisted with vigour by all.’
- ‘For the past 20 years the wealthy and the millionaires have got away with daylight robbery.’
- ‘The movie prices are pretty much daylight robbery.’
- ‘$1.49 a track - even 99 cents a track - is daylight robbery.’
- ‘If guys are getting away with owing that amount of money, that is absolute daylight robbery.’
- ‘Next to the airlines, the local authorities are the biggest robbers of all, and this exercise is another example of blatant daylight robbery.’
- ‘The contracts may be daylight robbery, but since the politicians who authorised them will be long gone by 2030, it won't be their problem.’
- ‘Entire communities can be left saddled with debts taken on to fund this daylight robbery.’
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