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Idiom of the week – Sticker shock

Posted by englishlessons on June 10, 2013

Definition:

unpleasant surprise on learning that something is much more expensive than expected

Examples:

We thought this was an affordable repair shop, but we had sticker stock when we got the bill.

She had heard good things about the new car, but she had sticker shock when she saw the price for the first time.

Picture it:

Think of feeling shock or surprise when seeing an unexpectedly high price on a price sticker.

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