cost the earth

cost the earth
cost the earth (informal)
To be very expensive
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Main Entry:earth

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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: cost

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charge, cost, pay, etc. the ˈearth idiom
(BrE, informal) to charge, etc. a lot of money

I'd love that dress, but it costs the earth.

If you want a house in London, you'll have to pay the earth for it.

Main entry:earthidiom

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  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

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

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

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

  • It cost the earth —   If something costs the earth, it is very expensive indeed …   Dictionary of English idioms

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

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