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An abrupt “That’s pricey” (5)

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I believe the answer is:

steep

I believe this clue is a double definition.

'an abrupt' is the first definition.
(thesaurus)

'pricey' is the second definition.
(thesaurus)

'that's' acts as a link.

(Other definitions for steep that I've seen before include "Sharply inclined" , "pickle" , "Stiff - thoroughly wet" , "Soak thoroughly - precipitous" , "Having a sharp incline" .)

I've seen this clue in the Evening Standard.
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