steepadjectiveuk /stiːp/ us /stiːp/
steep adjective (NOT GRADUAL)
- She scrambled up the steep hillside and over the rocks.
- There's a very steep slope just before you reach the top of the mountain.
- I had to climb a steep flight of stairs to her front door.
- The car's speed slackened off as it went up a steep hill.
- House prices now seem to be levelling off after the steep rises of the last few years.
steep adjective (TOO MUCH)
- break the bank idiom
- capital intensive
- cost an arm and a leg/a small fortune idiom
- daylight robbery
- highway robbery
- knock sb back (sth)
- not come cheap idiom
- out of sight idiom
- over the odds idiom
- price fixing
- set sb back (sth)