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cost (one) dear

To bring one trouble; to result in very negative consequences. The crimes of his youth cost him dear when he started applying for jobs.
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Frank's Time Race 1 Gulfstream Drops into the claiming ranks for this second start after being cost dear by a slow start on debut at Hawthorne.
Cook displayed the virtue of patience on a slow surface as rashness from others cost dear.
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The Akal Takht's decision, which caused resentment among the Sikhs, cost dear to the Badals who have been controlling the Akal Takht through the Shiromani Gurdwara Prabandhak Comittee.
Motherhood can cost dear Elena Dilucia with her new arrival Isabelle
There is no doubt his sides lack consistency, regularly embarking on losses of form that certainly cost dear.
THREE missed catches and middle-order batting collapse cost dear for the BankMuscat-sponsored Team Oman in the final warm-up against Afghanistan by four wickets at the green-carpeted Benoni Willowmore Park yesterday.