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Anonymous asked in Education & ReferenceWords & Wordplay · 5 months ago

Does rip off mean to steal as well as charge too much money ?

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  • DON W
    Lv 7
    5 months ago
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    Yes.  At least in the US, the term has both of those meanings, although "charge too much" is the more common usage.

  • 5 months ago

    I'm familiar with the term only in the sense of deliberately charging a lot in the hope that the customer won't notice or won't have the energy to argue.

    It is not illegal as long as the customer knows what the price is before they pay.

  • ?
    Lv 7
    5 months ago

    RIP means to tear

    A slang interpretation of RIP is to steal (usage: he was RIPPED OFF)

    As an anachronym, RIP stands for Rest In Peace.

  • Jon
    Lv 6
    5 months ago

    "Steal" or "defraud" is the actual meaning. That can include charging too much -- if by that you mean lying about the actual price and pocketing the difference. But simply exercising your right under normal circumstances to charge what you want is not what "rip off" means.

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  • RP
    Lv 7
    5 months ago

    Yes, it does. When we're ripped off, someone has taken something from us that does not belong to them.

  • Anonymous
    5 months ago

    That is the same thing.

    Stealing, overcharging.

    Copyrights infringement.

    Taking advantage of...

    Removing part of...

  • 5 months ago

    yes, both are acceptable usages

  • 5 months ago

    It can also mean to literally rip something off of something...

  • Anonymous
    5 months ago

    Yes. It can mean both.

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