cost (one) dear

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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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Oskarsson then struck on 82 minutes before midfielder Gudnason helped himself to a double in the dying seconds as their lack of match sharpness cost them dear.
ENGLAND have lost three times in the Six Nations in three years - and each defeat has cost them dear.
SCOTLAND head coach Scott Johnson admits his side will suffer another day to forget against Australia on Saturday if they make the same kind of mistakes which cost them dear last weekend.
2 QPR'S chances of beating the drop look bleaker than ever after defensive mistakes cost them dear in last night's west London derby at Fulham.
Defensive errors have cost them dear, most recently two howlers by goalkeeper Jonny Brain in the 3-2 defeat at Rochdale last Saturday.
The home side had their chances, but the lack of a cutting edge cost them dear.
But engineers should be aware of trying to save money by buying cheaper safety-related products, as it could cost them dear in the long run.
But calamitous defensive errors cost them dear as Matt Taylor and Gary Cahill turned the match in Bolton's favour and Johan Elmander's brace added to the misery.
MUSSELBURGH boss Davie McGlynn watched his side beat Montrose Roselea 2-0 - but believes indiscipline could cost them dear.
England's failure to keep possession in contact cost them dear last weekend as the Springboks posted a record 58-10 victory.
TRANMERE'S failure to defend set-pieces cost them dear in last night's Northern final of the Football League Youth Alliance Cup.
FORFAR gained their first points - but a dodgy second half show almost cost them dear.
An 8-1 revenge thrashing a week later partly exorcised the ghost, but Coventry also lost on their last visit to the Telewest Aeena in January, when two controversial refereeing decisions cost them dear as they lost 2-1.
The fact that Fulham's season began on July 6 with seven meaningless Inter-Mickey-Mouse-Toto-Cup games could cost them dear.
the goal came just as Blackpool were stepping up the pressure and dominating the game but their failure to make the most of long periods of possession almost cost them dear.