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English definition of “daylight robbery”

daylight robbery

noun [U]     (US also highway robbery) informal
a situation in which you are charged a lot too much for something: £4 for an orange juice? That's just daylight robbery!Costing too muchExpensive and luxurious
(Definition of daylight robbery noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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