king's ransom

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king's′ ran′som

an extremely large amount of money.
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Noun1.king's ransom - a very large treasure
hoarded wealth, treasure - accumulated wealth in the form of money or jewels etc.; "the pirates hid their treasure on a small island in the West Indies"
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References in classic literature ?
I'll not speak a word more for a king's ransom, unless the ground be perfumed, and covered with cloth of arras.
It cost a king's ransom. But look at it I You can't see it.
To no class of persons is the presentation of a gratuitous opera-box more acceptable than to the wealthy millionaire, who still hugs economy while boasting of carrying a king's ransom in his waistcoat pocket.
Yet the king's ransom I owed these bully boys was a mere PS31.95.
BBC Sport pundit Garth Crooks says Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane should pay "a king's ransom" to take Marcus Rashford fromManchester United, amid links with his teammate Paul Pogba.
Although at PS37,500 a month the rent could be described as a king's ransom, the Palladian-style villa offers a lot of brick for your buck.
Although at PS37,500 a month the rent could be described as a king's ransom, the Palladianstyle villa offers a lot of brick for your buck.
CHRIS Coleman has warned clubs eyeing Paddy McNair this summer it will take a 'king's ransom' to prise him away from Wearside.
In money terms, a king's ransom has systematically been grabbed and frittered away from Treasury coffers, and it's all legal.
Ideal Properties Group's Jennifer Rhodes and Erik Serras scored a king's ransom on a Crown Heights "castle."
EMMA JOHNSON picks out some royally good presents that don't cost a king's ransom 1 fit for a prince George has actually been spotted out and about in this Breton top, PS13-PS18, Next 2 short story Just the thing for holidays, these dungaree striped shorts are PS12.99, H&M 3 what a star He can put his best foot forward in these slippers, PS5, George at Asda 4 flying high Those royals love to take to the skies.