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rip-off (2)

Meaning: a low-quality imitation or an unauthorised copy

For example:

  • We saved a lot of money when we bought cheap rip-offs instead of real designer-label clothes.

  • A lot of people think that David's new song is a rip-off of another song that was a hit in the eighties, and it does sound pretty similar.

Quick Quiz:

A lot of Hollywood horror movies are rip-offs of Japanese films. The Hollywood movies use
  1. the same actors
  2. the same story
  3. much smaller budgets

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