Origin of highway robbery
OTHER WORDS FROM highway robberyhighway robber, noun
Words nearby highway robbery
How to use highway robbery in a sentence
Molly got five bucks, and Fred let her know it was frickin’ highway robbery.
It was a brick wall that we turned into the on-ramp of a highway.Coffee Talk with Fred Armisen: On ‘Portlandia,’ Meeting Obama, and Taylor Swift’s Greatness|Marlow Stern|January 7, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Cruce operates the Iron Hill Campground on the other side of the highway.The 7-Year-Old Plane Crash Survivor’s Brutal Journey Through the Woods|James Higdon|January 7, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Hundreds of cops saluting as the bodies were rolled out with a full escort by highway patrol.
Last week members helped shut down the West Side Highway, a major roadway in New York.Eric Garner Protesters Have a Direct Line to City Hall|Jacob Siegel|December 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Highway safety flares provided light as the clans joined by loss sought solace in prayer and song.The Cleveland Cops Who Fired 137 Shots and Cried Victim|Michael Daly|December 2, 2014|DAILY BEAST
An automobilist must exercise reasonable or ordinary care to avoid injury to other persons using the highway.
This rule however does not apply to travelers walking along a rural highway.
He must keep a reasonably careful lookout for other travelers in order to avoid collision; also for defects in the highway.
A big touring car stood in the narrow lane, headed toward the broad highway from which Jessie and Amy had come.The Campfire Girls of Roselawn|Margaret Penrose
Go not out into the fields, nor walk in the highway: for the sword of the enemy, and fear is on every side.The Bible, Douay-Rheims Version|Various
British Dictionary definitions for highway robbery
Other Idioms and Phrases with highway robbery
The exaction of an exorbitantly high price or fee. For example, You paid ten dollars for that meat? That's highway robbery. This term, used figuratively since the late 1800s, alludes to literal robbery of travelers on or near a public road.