cost the earth

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cost the earth

To be exorbitant or burdensome in expense. A: "Your new car looks pretty slick!" B: "I should hope so, it cost the earth!" All these new taxes and service charges are going to cost the earth.
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cost (or charge or pay) the earth

cost (or charge or pay) a large amount of money. British informal
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cost/pay/charge the ˈearth

(British English, informal) cost/pay/charge a lot of money: It needn’t cost the earth to refurbish your offices.
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It need not cost the earth, but must be constructed so that two-way traffic can safely cross.
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We felt he was worth a wee shout because he didn't cost the earth but is hopefully one we can turn into a top player.
Turn On The Style cost 5,000gns as a two-year-old, while the horses he beat last week included Admiralofthefleet, who cost the earth when bought out of Aidan O'Brien's stable for Indian brewing magnate and newest Formula 1 team owner Vijay Mallya; Grantley Adams, a Godolphin public purchase for 105,000gns; and Heart Alone, who must have cost heaven as well as the earth a year ago after his startling but unrepeated Nad Al Sheba success for Brazilian connections.
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As a prototypical application of cardboard technology, this ingenious little building shows that a commonplace material has tantalizing potential for an economical and environmentally responsive architecture that need not literally cost the earth.
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In Green Weddings That Don't Cost the Earth (Paper Crane Press), Carol Reed-Jones both defines a green wedding-Earth-sensitive, affordable, healthy, safe and inclusive--and provides valuable information about how to plan one.
All these things, while saving the householders time, cost the earth dearly, and change households from the primary unit of the economy to passive, consuming entities.