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"rip sb off" in British English

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rip sb off

informal
phrasal verb with rip uk   us   /rɪp/ verb (-pp-)
C2 to ​cheat someone by making them ​pay too much ​money for something: Bob's ​ticketscost much less than ours - I ​think we've been ​ripped off.
(Definition of rip sb off from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"rip sb off" in Business English

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rip sb off

informal
phrasal verb with rip uk   us   /rɪp/ verb [T] (-pp-)
COMMERCE to make someone ​pay more for something than it is ​worth: Large ​organizations don't tend to ​rippeople off. The ​consumer is definitely being ​ripped off with ​regard to ​foodprices.
(Definition of rip sb off from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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