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it/that will cost (one)

1. Something will cost a large amount of money, especially compared to a cheaper or simpler option. You can opt to rent a larger van instead of the sedan, but it will cost you. A: "Jane and Joe want to upgrade their tickets to first class." B: "There's still time to do it, but that'll cost them. Are they sure it's worth it?" A: "Will you promose not to tell Mom?" B: "It'll cost you."
2. Something will have a negative impact on one's performance or chance of success. A: "Uh oh, the quarterback just fumbled the ball on his own 20 yard line!" B: "Ouch, that'll cost them big time. They really can't afford to give up any more points this late in the game." You can try to fluff up your résumé a bit when you apply for the job, but it'll cost you if your interviewers find out.
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it will ˈcost you

(spoken) used to say that something will be expensive: There is also a de luxe model available, but it’ll cost you.
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They are inadvertently acknowledging it'll cost us when they talked only of untold mythical advantages.
c) If I get my pals to chip in it'll cost us a fiver each and we'll have faces like bowling balls by Christmas?
That means if he wins it'll cost us EUR2million, but it's still worth it because if the second favourite wins, it'll cost us EUR4million.
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If it clicks it'll cost us millions - but sure don't we deserve it
A top official revealed last night: "This has been a huge slap in the face for bankers in Northern Ireland and it'll cost us millions.
As The Journal's own website tells us, the least it'll cost us is an extra 5p in the pound on Council Tax.