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tourist trap

a place, as a restaurant, shop, or hotel, that exploits tourists by overcharging. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for tourist trap
  • They've done their damnedest to turn it into a tourist trap, but the place completely transcends all such efforts.
  • It was a miniature tourist trap and he said of it in the best romantic tradition of appreciating sublime architecture.
  • Sometimes a thin line separates the tourist trap from the packed-but-worthwhile destination.
  • Then again, it's mostly a tourist trap, so maybe management feels that they don't need to put much emphasis on it.
  • They have seen the skull-and-crossbones flag and are certain the place must be a tourist trap.
  • The staff gets into the mood with period costumes, but this is no tourist trap.
Slang definitions & phrases for tourist trap

tough shit


(Variations: luck or nibs or noogies or patootie or rocks or teabags or tiddy or titty or titties may replace shit) That's too bad; that's a terrible shame •Often ironical and mocking: Lord, what tough luck/ ''Tough tiddy,'' the Boss said/ to which one has to say, with whatever empathy, ''tough nibs''/ ''And guess what they had the nerve to tell me.'' ''Tough patootie''/ That's tough shit, man, my heart really bleeds/ Well, tough titty

[entry form 1940s+, luck 1886+, noogies 1960s+, tiddy 1934+; most forms probably fr black or Southern; the mammary forms seem based on a black folk-saying, ''It's tough titty, but the milk is good'']

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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