pay good money for something

pay good money for something
pay good money for something phrase
to pay a lot for something used for emphasizing that you spent a lot, especially when it has not been worth it

I paid good money for those shoes, and you’ve only worn them twice.

Thesaurus: to spend or to pay moneysynonym
Main entry: pay

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pay good ˈmoney for sth idiom
used to emphasize that sth cost(s) a lot of money, especially if the money is wasted

I paid good money for this jacket, and now look at it— it's ruined!

Main entry:payidiom

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  • money — mon|ey [ mʌni ] noun uncount *** what you earn, save, invest and use to pay for things. Money can be kept in a bank, where it can earn interest. If you have a bank account, you can pay for things with a check: No, I can t come, I haven t got any… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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  • money — mon|ey W1S1 [ˈmʌni] n [U] [Date: 1200 1300; : Old French; Origin: moneie, from Latin moneta mint, money , from Moneta, name given to Juno, the goddess in whose temple the ancient Romans produced money] 1.) what you earn by working and can use to… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • good — good1 W1S1 [gud] adj comparative better [ˈbetə US ər] superlative best [best] ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(of a high standard)¦ 2¦(skilful)¦ 3¦(what you want)¦ 4¦(pleasant/enjoyable)¦ 5¦(successful/correct)¦ 6¦(suitable)¦ 7¦(useful)¦ …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • money — noun (U) 1 what you earn by working and what you spend in order to buy things: The repairs will cost a lot of money. | earn money: She barely earns enough money to live on. | save money: We re not going on holiday this year we re trying to save… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • good — 1 /gUd/ adjective comparative better, superlative best /best/ 1 OF A HIGH STANDARD of a high standard: a good reputation | a good quality cloth | a good Muslim | This book is not as good as her last one. | His test scores were good, but hers were …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • pay — pay1 W1S1 [peı] v past tense and past participle paid [peıd] ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(give money)¦ 2¦(bill/tax/rent)¦ 3¦(wage/salary)¦ 4 pay attention (to somebody/something) 5¦(legal cost)¦ 6¦(say something good)¦ 7¦(good result)¦ 8¦(profit)¦ …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • pay — 1 /peI/ verb past tense and past participle paid /peId/ 1 GIVE MONEY (I, T) to give someone money for something you have bought, or for something they have done for you: They ran off without paying. | Didn t pay em a penny, just asked em to do it …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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