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Hi this is Tutor Nick P and this is Noun Phrase 111. The noun phrase today is
highway robbery. Okay. Let's take a look at the note here. If someone says that
something is highway robbery, it means that the price is excessively high .Like
way too high. As though one was being robbed. Almost ... you almost feel like you're being
robbed. That's how high the prices are. All right. Let's continue here. The origin
of the phrase highway robbery goes back to former times, especially during the 16
and 1700s. It might have been a bit before that too. I mean you could
probably think you're going all the way back to like Robin Hood's time. Where you
know they robbed stagecoaches. When many highwaymen often robbed stage coaches,
especially the rich. When they were traveling somewhere. They'd hide. They
come out. They would rob them all. So this is what we mean by highway robbery. So
this is where the phrase comes from. All right. Good and we have three
examples here. So let's take a look at the examples. I am NOT going to pay that
price. That is highway robbery. Meaning no way. That's way too expensive.
Or here number two. The prices that these scalpers are demanding for those tickets
are highway robbery. Yeah. Maybe somebody very, very popular you know, the scalpers
go out there and they buy them beforetime. They try to resell them and get a ... make a
profit. You know, get a nice profit margin. So that's what we would say. So and a lot
of people really don't like scalpers very much. So they might even consider
them more like what they're doing that's just highway robbery. That's too much. Now
maybe it's who knows ? How many more times ? Five times, ten times the original price.
All right and number three here. The prices for houses in that neighborhood are
highway robbery. Okay good. Anyway I hope you got it. I hope it was
clear. Thank you for your time. Bye-bye.
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English Tutor Nick P Noun Phrase (111) Highway Robbery

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anitawu12 published on August 13, 2019
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