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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Differdange started quite brightly, but three of our defenders were caught in possession of the ball and it cost us dearly.
It was a horrific decision and it has cost us dearly.
I still remember the wind turbines on the Civic Centre roofs which cost us dearly through constant repair bills with little to no energy production.
There was a lack of concentration and it's cost us dearly.
We were giving the ball away too easily in some areas and a bit of naivety at the end has cost us dearly.
Any home points dropped now will, very likely, cost us dearly in terms of a play-off place.
overreach and withdrawal in world affairs that has cost us dearly in blood and treasure.
The poor governance of Gilani and the mishandling of the energy crisis by Ashraf cost us dearly in the May 11 polls," a PPP candidate, who lost in central Punjab, told PTI.
It was a crazy challenge and it's cost us dearly because we lost him for most of that game and for the next three matches.
As long as companies are in monopoly positions, it will always cost us dearly.
A lesson learned from the "problem" of the Irish is that the concrete and steel for raising walls to save ourselves will cost us dearly, especially the construction of walls in our heads.
The mood in the dressing room is great right now and we need to keep that feeling and get rid of these lapses that have cost us dearly this season.
Jackman said: "The Italians are very strong there, and while the scrum was a huge part of our win last week, likewise if we don't have a good scrum it could cost us dearly.
Our body positions in the tackle were poor and some of those frailties cost us dearly.
Another sloppy goal cost us dearly and it's fair to say we're just not getting the luck at the moment.
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