字幕表 動画を再生する 英語字幕をプリント Hi this is Tutor Nick P and this is Noun Phrase 111. The noun phrase today is highway robbery. Okay. Let's take a look at the note here. If someone says that something is highway robbery, it means that the price is excessively high .Like way too high. As though one was being robbed. Almost ... you almost feel like you're being robbed. That's how high the prices are. All right. Let's continue here. The origin of the phrase highway robbery goes back to former times, especially during the 16 and 1700s. It might have been a bit before that too. I mean you could probably think you're going all the way back to like Robin Hood's time. Where you know they robbed stagecoaches. When many highwaymen often robbed stage coaches, especially the rich. When they were traveling somewhere. They'd hide. They come out. They would rob them all. So this is what we mean by highway robbery. So this is where the phrase comes from. All right. Good and we have three examples here. So let's take a look at the examples. I am NOT going to pay that price. That is highway robbery. Meaning no way. That's way too expensive. Or here number two. The prices that these scalpers are demanding for those tickets are highway robbery. Yeah. Maybe somebody very, very popular you know, the scalpers go out there and they buy them beforetime. They try to resell them and get a ... make a profit. You know, get a nice profit margin. So that's what we would say. So and a lot of people really don't like scalpers very much. So they might even consider them more like what they're doing that's just highway robbery. That's too much. Now maybe it's who knows ? How many more times ? Five times, ten times the original price. All right and number three here. The prices for houses in that neighborhood are highway robbery. Okay good. Anyway I hope you got it. I hope it was clear. Thank you for your time. Bye-bye.