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sin tax

noun [C, usually singular]
 
 
informal TAX
a tax charged on particular things or activities that are seen as bad and unnecessary, such as cigarettes, alcohol, or gambling: Cleveland has used a sin tax to build stadiums for its professional baseball and football teams.
Translations of “sin tax”
in Chinese (Traditional) (對煙、酒、賭博等徵收的)罪惡稅…
in Chinese (Simplified) (对烟、酒、赌博等征收的)罪孽税…
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