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1‘a 25-year policy with monthly premiums of £30’
insurance charge, insurance payment, regular payment, instalment
2‘customers are reluctant to pay a premium for organic fruit’
surcharge, additional payment, extra amount, extra charge, additional fee
3‘you may receive a foreign service premium and a cost of living allowance’
bonus, extra, percentage, perk, recompense, remuneration, prize, reward
1‘the quality of premium American table wines improves every year’
superior, premier, high-end, top-end, exclusive, elite, top, select, choice, deluxe, luxurious, classy, prime, first-rate, high-quality, top-quality, high-grade, five-star, fine, finest
North American upscale
‘parking space is at a premium in Japanese cities’
scarce, in great demand, like gold dust, hard to come by, in short supply, thin on the ground, few and far between, not to be had, rare, rare as hen's teeth, scarce as hen's teeth
not to be had for love or money
1‘I place a high premium on the historic relationship between the United States and Britain’
value greatly, attach great importance to, attach special importance to, set great store by, regard as particularly important, regard as particularly valuable, put a high value on, hold in high regard, appreciate greatly
2‘the huge increase in the price of oil put a premium on the coal industry’
make valuable, make invaluable, put a high value on, make essential, make important
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