Definition of top dollar in US English:

top dollar

phrase

informal
  • A very high price.

    ‘I pay top dollar for my materials’
    • ‘More companies are turning to accountants for advice on making their strategic moves, and are willing to pay top dollar to attract them.’
    • ‘But be prepared to pay top dollar to be in the number 1 position.’
    • ‘Rich foreigners come from around the world and pay top dollar to locate in Manhattan, not because they have to, but because they want to.’
    • ‘It's powerful corporations that pay top dollar for receptive ears in Washington.’
    • ‘But it isn't certain they would pay him top dollar.’
    • ‘A major stumbling block remains how the council can justify to the taxpayers paying top dollar for its new offices.’
    • ‘But O'Brien believes that companies will gladly pay top dollar for same-day delivery.’
    • ‘Was the poor publisher supposed to pay top dollar for a team of world-class typesetters and proofreaders and then sell the thing for next to nothing?’
    • ‘And this was a brilliant businesswoman paying top dollar for advice.’
    • ‘Local businesses who didn't want to pay top dollar for design firms would hold ‘logo design contests’ for my dad's students.’
    • ‘If you really want to ski this winter and you don't want to pay top dollar, look for those quiet times.’