rip off Informal
Meaning: to cheat somebody by charging them too much for somethingSynonym: cheat, fleece
- rip sb off Some phone companies rip their customers off by charging them for more calls than they really make.
- be ripped off by sb/sth If you think you've been ripped off by a company or a manufacturer, you can go to the Consumer Protection Board.
Paul felt he'd been ripped off when the hospital charged him a hundred dollars to stitch up a small cut on his leg. He thought they'd charged him