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not come cheap

To cost a lot of money. I'm really happy with how the landscaping around the house turned out, but it didn't come cheap. A word to the wise: good legal advice won't come cheap.
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not come ˈcheap

be expensive: Violins like this don’t come cheap.Babies certainly don’t come cheap (= it is expensive to buy everything they need).
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The reader will have a much better understanding of how much is involved in farming and how difficult a life it is, and be more appreciative of nature's bounty, which doesn't come cheap.
If you're a fan of the Eagles - the country-rock supergroup, not the football team - nostalgia doesn't come cheap.
So you see student life for the sons and daughters of our country's large farmers doesn't come cheap.
And the hobby doesn't come cheap, she says: $30,000 for a truck, $15,000 for a horse trailer, $5,000 to $15,000 for each of their six horses, $1,000 for each saddle, $100 a month to feed each horse, $50 every six months to shoe a horse, and gas for transportation.