cost sb the earth

cost sb 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
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 the earth — verb to be a huge expense Thats a nice suit, Noelene. Is it new? Of course its bloody new. Cost me the earth …   Wiktionary

  • 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 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

  • cost sb 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

  • cost 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

  • the earth — ► the earth chiefly Brit. a very large amount: her hat cost the earth. Main Entry: ↑earth …   English terms dictionary

  • cost the earth —    If something costs the earth, it is very expensive indeed.     She wears designer clothes that must cost the earth! …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • the earth — chiefly Brit. a very large amount: her hat cost the earth. → earth …   English new terms dictionary

  • it cost the earth — If something costs the earth, it is very expensive indeed …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • it cost the earth —    If something costs the earth, it is very expensive indeed.   (Dorking School Dictionary) …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

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