rip someone off 宰客，敲竹杠
Hey, don't try to rip me off. I know what this is worth.
The shop tried to rip me off, but I taught them a good lesson.
1. PHRASAL VERB If someone rips you off, they cheat you by charging you too much money for something or by selling you something that is broken or damaged. 宰人; 坑人
The bigger, more reputable online casinos are not going to rip you off.
That store is known for ripping off the customers.
He ripped off his overcoat.
She ripped off the mask of the hypocrite mercilessly.
Someone ripped off my wallet.
They went so far as to rip off banks in broad daylight.
【rip-off】 n. 偷窃；索要高价
If you say that something that you bought was a 【rip-off】, you mean that you were charged too much money or that it was of very poor quality. 宰人货
The service charge is a rip-off, but I'm willing to pay if I'm guaranteed a seat.