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sticker shock

unpleasant surprise on learning of an unexpectedly high price for an item.
Origin of sticker shock
sticker (price) + shock Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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Contemporary definitions for sticker-shock

surprise at the retail price of an item, esp. an automobile's 21st Century Lexicon
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stick around

verb phrase

To stay at or near a place; hang around: I asked the cops to stick around for a few minutes (1912+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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