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Origin of ripoff
Example sentences from the Web for ripoff
The last band I was in was kind of a Sonic Youth rip-off band, and I thought that that was my calling.Deer Tick's John McCauley on Ten Years in Rock and Roll|James Joiner|January 2, 2015|DAILY BEAST
This is why capitalism, he concludes triumphantly, is “no rip-off.”In Dinesh D’Souza’s ‘America,’ Slavery Wasn’t So Bad, but Hillary and Barack Are Socialist Devils|Andrew Romano|June 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I even liked her in House at the End of the Street, the low-budget Silence of the Lambs rip-off that came out last fall.‘Argo,’ ‘Silver Linings Playbook,’ ‘Lincoln’: Who Will Win On Oscar Night?|Ramin Setoodeh, Marlow Stern|February 20, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Today, the GOP released their Pledge to America, their rip-off of the popular and galvanizing 1994 Contract with America.
British Dictionary definitions for ripoff
Idioms and Phrases with ripoff
Steal, as in They fired him when they caught him ripping off some of the merchandise.
Cheat, defraud, as in These advertising claims have ripped off a great many consumers.
Copy, plagiarize, as in He was sued for ripping off someone else's thesis. All three usages are slang from the second half of the 1900s.