‘ rip-off’

Rip-off is a term used in informal contexts to mean `deceive’ or `cheat’. 

Example 1: “If you are not careful, you’ll get ripped off.” 

Example 2: “Hey, that’s a nice shirt. Where did you get it?” “Thanks. Cost me two hundred and fifty.” “Two hundred and fifty rupees! That’s a rip-off!”

Source: S. Upendran, The Hindu ‘Know Your English’ Series, February 20, 2006

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