Synonyms of 'a king's ransom'
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You can refer to a large sum of money as a fortune or a small fortune to emphasize how large it is.
Eating out all the time costs a fortune.
You can refer to a lot of money as a packet.
You could save yourself a packet.
a bomb (British , slang)
a pile (informal)
a bundle (slang)
big bucks (informal , US)
a small fortune
top dollar (informal)
a wad (US , Canadian , slang)
megabucks (US , Canadian , slang)
an arm and a leg (informal)
a bob or two (British , informal)
a tidy sum (informal)
a king's ransom (informal)
a pretty penny (informal)
top whack (informal)
Thesaurus for a king's ransom from the Collins English Thesaurus
If you refer to a sum of money as a king's ransom , you are emphasizing that it is very large.