king's ransom

NOUN
  1. a very large treasure
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How To Use king's ransom In A Sentence

  • My senses were all confused as within my sight was a king's ransom - Spanish gold doubloons and shining silver reals, gold pieces of eight, old English milled gold guineas, crowns, minted silver shillings.
  • But if you can't afford the king's ransom needed to buy one finger of a glove, then do what I did: take photos of the outfits and get a dressmaker to make them for you.
  • A king's ransom in a leather belt.
  • So for many of these responsible adults -- men and women who year-in and year-out followed the advice they received -- the choice now boils down to dropping their life insurance altogether, or paying a king's ransom to renew the term insurance they have. Pamela Yellen: An Unexpected 'Orman-Ramsey Vise' Now Squeezes Millions of Aging Americans
  • Figured walnut now costs a king's ransom, laminated hardwood is a practical and affordable choice for my sporterweights, and a synthetic stock is a stable choice for varmint and target rifles. What kind of gun stock do you prefer and why? Synthetic or wood.
  • While showering Taylor with jewels worth a king's ransom, he also gave generously to friends such as Smith.
  • I bought a leg of lamb in the supermarket and it cost a king's ransom.
  • Your home may not look like a castle, but if you live in a hot real estate market, people will pay a king's ransom to buy it.
  • Mortified by the prospect of salvaging a king's ransom in moldy books – and horrified by word that repulsive local nobleman Lord Laphroig seeks to marry her – Mistaya decides that the only way to run her own life is to run away from home. A Princess of Landover by Terry Brooks: Book summary
  • A king's ransom in a leather belt.
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