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Meaning of "a king's ransom" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF A KING'S RANSOM

a king's ransom play
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WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE A KING'S RANSOM

a hand´s turn
a hard nut to crack
a hard row to hoe
a heavy hand
a high hand
a hollow leg
a home from home
A horizon
a horse of another colour
A into G
a la plancha
a law unto itself
a leap in the dark
A level
a lick and a promise
A list
a little bird
a load of
a lump in one´s throat
a matter of life and death

WORDS THAT END LIKE A KING'S RANSOM

Abraham´s bosom
apple blossom
besom
blossom
bosom
cherry blossom
chrisom
disbosom
Epsom
hansom
hold to ransom
lissom
may blossom
orange blossom
peach blossom
ransom
reverse transom
som
transom
unbosom

Synonyms and antonyms of a king's ransom in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «A KING'S RANSOM»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «a king's ransom» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of a king's ransom

Translation of «a king's ransom» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF A KING'S RANSOM

Find out the translation of a king's ransom to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of a king's ransom from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «a king's ransom» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

国王的赎金
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

rescate de un rey
570 millions of speakers

English

a king´s ransom
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

एक राजा की फिरौती
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

فدية الملك
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

выкуп короля
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

resgate de um rei
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

একটি রাজা এর মুক্তিপণ
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

la rançon d´un roi
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Tebusan raja
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

ein Vermögen
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

王の身代金
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

왕의 몸값
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Dhuwit ratu
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

tiền chuộc của vua
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

ஒரு ராஜாவின் மீட்பும் உண்டு
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

राजाची खंडणी
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Bir kralın fidyesi
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

riscatto di un re
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

królewski okup
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

викуп короля
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

răscumpărare unui rege
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

λύτρα ενός βασιλιά
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

´n koning se losprys
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

en rejält
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

en konges løsepenger
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of a king's ransom

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «A KING'S RANSOM»

The term «a king's ransom» is quite widely used and occupies the 28.937 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «A KING'S RANSOM» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about a king's ransom

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «A KING'S RANSOM»

Discover the use of a king's ransom in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to a king's ransom and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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A King's Ransom
After seven members of their family are kidnapped by an organization called the Vespers, Dan and Amy Cahill must race against time to track down an ancient map to pay as ransom to bring the hostages home.
Jude Watson, 2011
2
A King's Ransom
From the New York Times-bestselling author of Lionheart comes the dramatic sequel, telling of the last dangerous years of Richard, Couer de Lion’s life.
Sharon Kay Penman, 2014
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The 39 Clues: Cahills vs. Vespers Book 2: A King's Ransom
Amy and Dan are in a race for their lives . . . and the enemy may be even closer than they think.
Jude Watson, 2011
4
A King's Ransom
What would the story of Christ and his church be like if it began in medieval Europe? That is the premise for novelist Ron Patterson's allegorical fantasy epic, The Ballad of Penumbria.
Ronald G. Patterson, 2007
5
A King's Ransom: The Life of Charles Thèveneau de Morande, ...
The first biography of one of the most important figures of pre-Revolutionary France.
Simon Burrows, 2010
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A King's Ransom
But much more than gold is at stake for beautiful and adventurous Catalina Rivera. Her inner strength is immediately tested by the members of her crew as personality clashes and the treachery of the jungle itself work against them.
Michael Cole, 2003
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A King's Ransom
The author of five bestselling novels, including Under Cover of Darkness and The Pardon, James Grippando writes compulsively readable thrillers that could be drawn from today's headlines, only better.
James Grippando, 2009
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King's Ransom
"The South Seas are full of cutthroat pirates," Mr. Alkorn said, pointing to a poster. "But he's the worst--the most ruthless of them all!"
Pamela June Walls, 2001
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Why?: Politics are Not Always What They Appear to be
I'm willing to pay a king's ransom for another ounce of common sense but I have yet to meet a Republican willing to pay attention long enough to acquire any amount; thus, their dearth of common sense always leave a chasm over which they ...
Arvin Mosley, 2011
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Ransom
A reimagining of the story of Priam's effort to claim the slain body of his son finds the grief-stricken Achilles striking out against Hector after the death of Patroclus during the siege of Troy, an act that results in a powerful ...
David Malouf, 2011

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «A KING'S RANSOM»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term a king's ransom is used in the context of the following news items.
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We do not want an economic future like our past
Even without the savings, the annual cost is €37m, hardly a king's ransom for treating human beings with base dignity. “We have a moral ... «Irish Examiner, Jul 15»
2
The price of preparedness
But the procrastination itself costs a king's ransom, as politicians and admirals come and go, policies change and nothing, as the years tick ... «Lloyd's List, Jul 15»
3
Do the Houston Astros Need to Add a Starter?
... option worth twenty million or a vesting option for twenty-four million for the 2019 season, and would necessitate a King's ransom to acquire. «Prepaz.com, Jul 15»
4
15 Veterans On the 2015 MLB Trade Block
Unfortunately for the Philadelphia Phillies, Utley's hit an abysmal .179 this season, so he won't be bringing back a king's ransom. «RantSports, Jul 15»
5
Illinois not sure what to expect at Michigan
Michigan has lost 10 of 11 to the Buckeyes, and is willing to pay a king's ransom for that to change. And the Wolverine faithful is more than ... «Alton Telegraph, Jul 15»
6
Ben Zobrist: Mets reportedly willing to overpay on Zobrist
... and now that the word is out A's general manager Billy Beane is likely to demand a king's ransom from the Mets in exchange for Zobrist. Jul. «Rotoworld.com, Jul 15»
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Cops: Man stole friend's car, demanded a King's Ransom for its safe …
A dude allegedly let a bud, whom he knows as "Paul Hoag," borrowed his car, Delray Beach cops said, reports the South Florida Sun Sentinel. «Sun Sentinel, Jul 15»
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Phillies pitcher Cole Hamels has Detroit Tigers on his no-trade list
The Phillies are looking for a king's ransom in return for Hamels, so if the Tigers want him, they'll have to pony up. (h/t Detroit Jock City) ... «FOXSports.com, Jul 15»
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Royal Family offers palatial digs for rent, courtesy landlady Liz …
Which is not, in fact, a king's ransom as London prices go. Might be considered dirt cheap for, say, a nouveau-riche American dad looking to ... «Toronto Star, Jul 15»
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Arsenal Transfer News: Latest Santi Cazorla, Sergej Milinkovic …
Unless the Gunners can get a nice fee in return, selling him would make little sense, and few clubs will offer a king's ransom for a 30-year-old. «Bleacher Report, Jul 15»

REFERENCE
« EDUCALINGO. A king's ransom [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/a-kings-ransom>. May 2019 ».
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