Bill O'Reilly Blames "Enemies" For Criticism of His Lincoln Book
The Fox News anchor’s first historical book is under fire for a number of factual inaccuracies.
By TOM ZELLER Jr.Whether smart electric meters are ripping off consumers by overstating electricity use is now a matter of debate.
1. Steal, as in They fired him when they caught him ripping off some of the merchandise.
2. Cheat, defraud, as in These advertising claims have ripped off a great many consumers.
3. Copy, plagiarize, as in He was sued for ripping off someone else's thesis. All three usages are slang from the second half of the 1900s.