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or rip′-off`,

n. Slang.
1. a theft, cheat, or swindle.
2. a copy or imitation.
3. a person who rips off another.
[1965–70, Amer.]
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We will also give councils greater powers to build the homes they need and give private renters a fairer deal with more stable three-year tenancies, a ceiling on excessive rent rises and a ban on ripoff letting fees.
The trend of releasing android apps relating to current affairs has become increasingly commonplace, with Angry Imran in 2012 a ripoff of Angry Birds developed by Imran Khan's fan and the recent carsmashing Gullu Butt.
But in the internet age, all it takes is one dedicated individual to set up an anonymous blog, attack site, or post a spurious Ripoff Report to do lasting damage to your business and brand.
Consumer Advocate Services Enterprises Donates and Supports Various Charities To Help Make The World a Better Place and It Is Unfortunate That Consumer Advocate Services Enterprises Has Received False Ripoff Report Scam Claims From Its Competition
Comics killed in the 1950s for being a Superman ripoff.
Labour's Shadow Energy Secretary Caroline Flint said: "It's no surprise the Government can't tackle ripoff energy bills when it can't control its own bonuses.
In a recent repost to a complaint made on website Ripoff Report, Goldman posted: "I have turned my life around and do a considerable amount of good work for charity.
Washington, June 28 ( ANI ): Jessie J has been sued by the singer of a California band who is claiming that the pop star's smash hit 'Domino' is simply a ripoff of one of his songs.
There are many who feel Hester's proposed bonus came close to stiffing the taxpayer like these ripoff lenders.
Sir, The media frenzy claiming organic food to be an expensive ripoff misses the facts.
Examples include ripoff charges of BGN 100-200 for a ride from the Sofia International Airport to downtown Sofia, while the normal price should be no more than BGN 10-12.
TAX RIPOFF GETS THUMBS DOWN (The Japan Times, an English-language daily)