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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.
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informal blatant overcharging
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
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.
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|Noun||1.||highway robbery - an exorbitant price; "what they are asking for gas these days is highway robbery"|
|2.||highway robbery - robbery of travellers on or near a public road|
robbery - larceny by threat of violence
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