cost (someone) dearly

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cost (someone) dearly

To cause dire, harmful, or problematic consequences for someone, especially regarding a foolish action or a mistake. Drinking all night before his final exams is going to cost him dearly. That late penalty could cost them dearly, as it now puts their opponents within range to tie the game.
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had and of about charity Poppy pity on my in " It clearly cost her dearly to tell her story, even after many years.
Also tonight, we've already seen how Laurel's attempt at a dry start to 2015 was over before it began - and her drinking is about to cost her dearly.
But she has found herself the victim of an administrative, bureaucratic error that has cost her dearly.
However, outdoors there is still a huge question mark about Sotherton's javelin throwing ability which has cost her dearly in recent years.