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    to rip off

    Is the verb TO RIP OFF a slang?
    Is it right to say both " Ive been ripped off" and " My apartment has been ripped off" ? If yes, and I stormed into a room and screamed " Ive just been ripped off!", would it speak for itself?


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    Smile Re: to rip off

    To 'rip off' is slang and relates to an individual; an apartment cannot be ripped off, but a person can be.

    Rip off is a very common saying; when an individual has been ripped off it menas that he has paid money for something that did not meet with his expectations - in essence he has been the subject of an unscrupulous swindle.

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    Re: to rip off

    Quote Originally Posted by beachboy View Post
    Is the verb TO RIP OFF a slang?
    Is it right to say both " Ive been ripped off" and " My apartment has been ripped off" ? If yes, and I stormed into a room and screamed " Ive just been ripped off!", would it speak for itself?

    I am NOT a teacher

    Examples

    Ive been ripped off.
    My apartment (has been) is a rip-off.
    The salesman ripped me off.


    As the fellow just said... only humans can be ripped off or rip someone off, 'rip-off' can be a noun.
    Last edited by Offroad; 10-Mar-2008 at 13:14.

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    Re: to rip off

    Visit the following site to get the right answer to your query.

    Ripoff - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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