highway robbery

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highway robbery

1. Robbery usually of travelers on or near a public road.
2. Informal The exaction of an exorbitantly high price or fee.

highway robber n.

highway robbery

informal blatant overcharging

high′way rob′bery

1. robbery committed on a highway against travelers, as by a highwayman.
2. a price or fee that is unreasonably high; exorbitant charge.
high′way rob′ber, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.highway robbery - an exorbitant price; "what they are asking for gas these days is highway robbery"
price, terms, damage - the amount of money needed to purchase something; "the price of gasoline"; "he got his new car on excellent terms"; "how much is the damage?"
2.highway robbery - robbery of travellers on or near a public road
robbery - larceny by threat of violence
References in classic literature ?
Don Quixote smiled when he heard these words, and said very calmly, "Come now, base, ill-born brood; call ye it highway robbery to give freedom to those in bondage, to release the captives, to succour the miserable, to raise up the fallen, to relieve the needy?
It is said that Mirabeau took to highway robbery "to ascertain what degree of resolution was necessary in order to place one's self in formal opposition to the most sacred laws of society.
such things have happened in our business before--a present besides for putting him out to a farmer, or sending him to sea, so that he might never turn up to disgrace his parents, supposing him to be a natural boy, as many of our boys are --damme, if that villain of a Nickleby don't collar him in open day, and commit as good as highway robbery upon my pocket.
Murder, manslaughter, arson, forgery, swindling, house- breaking, highway robbery, larceny, conspiracy, fraud?
An alleged leader of an armed group engaged in highway robbery was killed here after he resisted arrest, the police said Wednesday.
Only two incidents of highway robbery occurred during the year 2017 in 11000-km jurisdiction area of PHP.
Kamanza said the shooting down of the suspects is a breakthrough in the war on highway robbery.
Sultan Rahi was murdered by some unidentified persons on 9th January 1996 during a highway robbery on the Grand Trunk Road (G.
Sultan Rahi was murdered by some unidentified persons on 9th January 1996 during a highway robbery on the Grand Trunk Road (GT Road) near Gujranwala, while coming back to Lahore from Islamabad.
With regards to the tax reform passage, Sanders could be heard saying in the video: "Today in an unprecedented manner we are witnessing highway robbery in broad daylight and a looting of the federal Treasury.
Drivers are also asked to be part of the HPG Rider Intelligence Network, hence they can be partners in stopping crime on the road, such as carjacking and highway robbery.
Rahi's extremely successful film career came to a tragic end on January 9, 1996, when he was shot and killed by unidentified persons in a highway robbery on GT road near Gujranwala.

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