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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No one has ever seen anything like it; but the sight may cost us dear.
Talking about staying in the common market or keeping the social chapter simply undermines our negotiators and gives the EU the whip hand, it would cost us dear.
But, yesterday, Philip Hammond made it equally clear that it is going to cost us dear.
Spiders boss Gus MacPherson said: "Individual mistakes have cost us dear.
We had a bad month round about January/ February time and that cost us dear.
They must be given every support and encouragement to keep on the straight and narrow, for it serves society ill if they stray back into lives of crime and imprisonment, both of which cost us dear.
Tears A SILENT tear is seldom seen and never heard But it can say more than any word A tear is often a private matter Not meant for chitter chatter Tears can express great sorrow and grief Are are rarely brief, A tear of happiness is a far different matter Who cares if on your cheeks a few tears splatter Men try hard to hide their tears Because of some old fashioned ideas Crocodile tears are what we should all fear Because as we know they can cost us dear.
I agree with John that the destruction of Cleveland County was divisive for our area and cost us dear in terms of cohesive political representation.
This will cost us dear - PS29billion a year today, rising to PS35billion if poverty goes up as predicted.
Our bowlers also gave away too many runs at the start which cost us dear.
The hare- brained merger between Air India and Indian continues to cost us dear
If we can win our last three fixtures and stretch our present unbeaten run to double figures then we might just scramble through but at the moment it looks as though the dreadful spell we had immediately after Christmas has cost us dear.
ONCE again Blues' lack of goals will cost us dear in the Premiership.
James Clappison, a Conservative member of the House of Commons' European scrutiny committee, said: "The Government failed to stand up for our interests and we have now got a very bad deal that will cost us dear in hard times.
He won in similar conditions at Kempton in the middle of January and will cost us dear if he reproduces that form.