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top dollar

noun

, Informal.
  1. the maximum amount being or likely to be paid:

    to pay top dollar for the jewelry.



top dollar

noun

  1. informal.
    the highest level of payment


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Idioms and Phrases

The highest price, as in They'll have to pay top dollar at that resort . [Second half of 1900s]
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Example Sentences

The two sides failed to reach an extension, and the Pacers didn’t seem inclined to pay top dollar to retain him in free agency after two injury-plagued seasons.

Over the past several years, utility giant Georgia Power has embarked on an unusual buying spree, paying top dollar for people’s property in places where cheap land was easy to find.

Lower than usual inventory and favorable mortgage rates have meant that in many markets across the country, sellers are receiving top dollar for their homes.

Even in a seller’s market if you want top dollar for your home, you may have to invest in improvements.

In fact, paying top dollar for a netminder may not help at all.

So people are essentially paying top dollar to look, like you said, “alternative.”

According to the Richmond Times-Dispatch, revelers were shelling out top dollar for their costumes that year, too.

Whether a world leader can command top dollar also depends on the global economy.

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Definitions and idiom definitions from Dictionary.com Unabridged, based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

Idioms from The American Heritage® Idioms Dictionary copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company.

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