“This place is a complete ripoff.”

English Lesson: This place is a complete ripoff.

You're at a restaurant with a close friend. The prices were high, and when you get your meal, it's small and not very tasty. You say this.

This place is a complete ripoff.

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a place

You can call a restaurant a "place" in casual conversation:

There's a place on 6th Street that's pretty good.

You can also describe what kind of restaurant it is:

Have you been to that new pizza place up on 83rd Street?

There's this amazing Italian place we go to sometimes. I have to take you there.

And you can call a bar or dance club a "place" as well:

Do you want to have a drink? I know a place nearby.

(something) is a ripoff

The phrase "rip (someone) off" means to charge too much money for something:

They charge two hundred dollars an hour? They're ripping you off!

Call something "a ripoff" when it's way too expensive.

Eighty dollars for a meal? What a ripoff!

If it's even more expensive, call it "a complete ripoff".

You can call a store, a restaurant, or a single product "a ripoff".

a complete (something)

Use "complete" to intensify a noun (make it sound stronger):

This trip was a complete disaster!

She was a complete joy to work with.

If you want to intensify an adjective instead, you can use "completely":

I'm completely exhausted!