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rip-off

noun [C usually singular] uk   /ˈrɪp.ɒf/  us   /-ɑːf/
something that is not worth what you pay for it: $300 for that shirt? - That's a complete rip-off.
Translations of “rip-off”
in Korean 바가지…
in Arabic سَرِقة, سِعْر فاحِش…
in Portuguese engodo, roubo, calote…
in Catalan estafa…
in Japanese ぼったくり, 暴利…
in Italian fregatura, truffa…
in Chinese (Traditional) 索價過高的物品…
in Russian обдираловка…
in Turkish soygun, fahiş, fazla pahalı…
in Chinese (Simplified) 索价过高的物品…
in Polish zdzierstwo…
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