top dollar


noun Informal.

the maximum amount being or likely to be paid: to pay top dollar for the jewelry.

Nearby words

  1. top boot,
  2. top brass,
  3. top cat,
  4. top dead-centre,
  5. top dog,
  6. top drawer,
  7. top end,
  8. top flight,
  9. top gear,
  10. top grafting

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British Dictionary definitions for top dollar

top dollar

noun

informal the highest level of payment
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Idioms and Phrases with top dollar

top dollar

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

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