it/that will cost (one)

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it/that will cost (one)

1. Something will cost a large amount of money, especially compared to a cheaper or simpler option. You can opt to rent a larger van instead of the sedan, but it will cost you. A: "Jane and Joe want to upgrade their tickets to first class." B: "There's still time to do it, but that'll cost them. Are they sure it's worth it?" A: "Will you promose not to tell Mom?" B: "It'll cost you."
2. Something will have a negative impact on one's performance or chance of success. A: "Uh oh, the quarterback just fumbled the ball on his own 20 yard line!" B: "Ouch, that'll cost them big time. They really can't afford to give up any more points this late in the game." You can try to fluff up your résumé a bit when you apply for the job, but it'll cost you if your interviewers find out.
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it will ˈcost you

(spoken) used to say that something will be expensive: There is also a de luxe model available, but it’ll cost you.
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"If you kill the dog it'll cost you a dollar to the garbage man to get rid of the carcass," the manager took up.
"It'll cost you three thousand for a look in, but nobody will stop you from raising."
It'll cost you PS48.99-a-year to keep using after the trial.
THIS isn't just any Christmas cracker set - this is a Royal Mint golden Christmas cracker set - and it'll cost you PS5,000.
There's a price to pay, obviously - it'll cost you PS60 for a year's access, or PS11.49 for a month - but that's small price to pay for some of the finest ideas mankind has managed to come up with (albeit in truncated form).
According to Arabian Business , Dubai's mega mall has revealed what it'll cost you to dine at its restaurants on Thursday December 31, with Joe's Cafe and Fortnum & Mason charging top dollar at AED3,000 for special set menus.
He said: "If you want to fly, it'll cost you a lot more than [euro]5,000."
It'll cost you about half of what many dedicated flooring guns cost.
It'll cost you pounds 100." Families of four travelling on Flybe, easyJet, BMI, Thomson, Jet2 and Monarch will face luggage charges from pounds 103 to pounds 151.
Even though I feel I'd like to train 50, 60 or 70 horses, because you need volume to survive, I couldn't sell them to Swedes - it's fraud, because you can't ring rich people in Sweden and tell them 'buy yourselves a cheap racehorse for pounds 20,000-pounds 30,000 in England, it'll cost you pounds 2,000 a month and you'll race for nothing'.
Treasury going bust, it'll cost you more than the same protection against the apparently less likely demise of Walt Disney Co.
It'll cost you pounds 1000 for one of 500 copies worldwide.
Or you might get there for three quid, but it'll cost you a bank boss' pension for a return flight.
It'll cost you pounds 15 to sign up to one of their events, but for that you get to meet up to 25 other like-minded people in a safe, discreet environment.
At the Glendale Gaslight Inn, it'll cost you from pounds 83 per night.