cost a fortune

cost a fortune
Ⅰ.
cost (sb) a fortune/a bomb/the earth INFORMAL
to be very expensive: »

The court case will cost the company a fortune.

Main Entry: cost
Ⅱ.
cost a bomb
to cost a lot of money: »

Bank loans, if available at all, cost a bomb.

Main Entry: bomb

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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  • cost a fortune — cost a fortune/the earth/a bomb/informal phrase to cost a lot of money It cost a fortune to get the car fixed. Thesaurus: to cost a lot of moneysynonym Main entry …   Useful english dictionary

  • cost a fortune/a bomb/the earth — Ⅰ. cost (sb) a fortune/a bomb/the earth INFORMAL ► to be very expensive: »The court case will cost the company a fortune. Main Entry: ↑cost Ⅱ. cost a bomb …   Financial and business terms

  • fortune — for‧tune [ˈfɔːtʆn ǁ ˈfɔːr ] noun [countable] 1. a very large amount of money: • Working on the Stock Exchange, he made a fortune in just a few years. • It would cost a fortune to treat all the waste. • Producers pay stars as much as $5,000 per… …   Financial and business terms

  • cost the earth — (informal) To be very expensive • • • Main Entry: ↑earth * * * cost a fortune/the earth/a bomb/informal phrase to cost a lot of money It cost a fortune to get the car fixed …   Useful english dictionary

  • cost a bomb — (informal) To be very expensive • • • Main Entry: ↑bomb * * * cost a fortune/the earth/a bomb/informal phrase to cost a lot of money It cost a fortune to get the car fixed …   Useful english dictionary

  • fortune — for|tune [ fɔrtʃən ] noun ** 1. ) count usually singular a very large amount of money: Jordan had inherited a considerable personal fortune from his uncle. make/amass a fortune: He had made a fortune from mining. make your fortune (=become very… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • cost */*/*/ — I UK [kɒst] / US [kɔst] noun Word forms cost : singular cost plural costs 1) [countable/uncountable] the amount of money that is needed in order to buy, pay for, or do something cost of: A rise in interest rates will increase the cost of… …   English dictionary

  • fortune */*/ — UK [ˈfɔː(r)tʃən] / US [ˈfɔrtʃ(ə)n] noun Word forms fortune : singular fortune plural fortunes 1) [countable, usually singular] a very large amount of money Jordan had inherited a considerable personal fortune from his uncle. make/amass a fortune …   English dictionary

  • fortune — for|tune W3S3 [ˈfo:tʃən US ˈfo:r ] n ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(money)¦ 2¦(chance)¦ 3¦(what happens to you)¦ 4 tell somebody s fortune ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ [Date: 1200 1300; : French; Origin: Latin fortuna] 1.) ¦(MONEY)¦ a ver …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • cost — cost1 [ kɔst ] noun *** 1. ) count or uncount the amount of money that is needed in order to buy, pay for, or do something: cost of: A rise in interest rates will increase the cost of borrowing. cover the cost of something (=be enough to pay for… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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