the damage


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the damage

The price of something. This dress is gorgeous, but I don't want to try it on until I find out what the damage would be.
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the damage

The cost or price of something, as in So what's the damage for this outfit? This seemingly modern slangy phrase, with damage alluding to the harm done to one's pocketbook, was first recorded in 1755.
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damage

n. the cost; the amount of the bill (for something). (see also bad news.) As soon as I pay the damage, we can go.
References in classic literature ?
His mind was rather hazy concerning the damage suit.
Now, the Big-endian exiles have found so much credit in the emperor of Blefuscu's court, and so much private assistance and encouragement from their party here at home, that a bloody war has been carried on between the two empires for six-and-thirty moons, with various success; during which time we have lost forty capital ships, and a much a greater number of smaller vessels, together with thirty thousand of our best seamen and soldiers; and the damage received by the enemy is reckoned to be somewhat greater than ours.
I know you make a great deal of money by this kind of thing, but consider the damage you inflict upon the business of others
He could not afford to make good the damage done, and he had so little money left that he must find cheaper lodgings still.
Further, the enemy would naturally on his arrival at once burn and ruin the country at the time when the spirits of the people are still hot and ready for the defence; and, therefore, so much the less ought the prince to hesitate; because after a time, when spirits have cooled, the damage is already done, the ills are incurred, and there is no longer any remedy; and therefore they are so much the more ready to unite with their prince, he appearing to be under obligations to them now that their houses have been burnt and their possessions ruined in his defence.
No matter what the damage was, but it was serious enough to induce me to go aloft myself with a couple of hands and the carpenter to see the temporary repairs properly done.
The Prince of Helium chafed and fretted at the slowness of his pursuit, yet he was thankful that the damage was no worse, for now he could at least move more rapidly than on foot.
The damage to the buoyancy tanks had evidently been more grievous than he had at first believed.
Enamoured of the tropics, despite the damage done me, I stopped in various places, and was a long while getting back to the splendid, temperate climate of California.
But he that condemns him is guilty of perjury if he sentences him to pay twenty minae while he believes the damages ought not to be so much.
Most of the damage at Antelope Valley Union High, Lancaster and Palmdale school districts resulted from ruptured pipes that flooded rooms, damaging or destroying books, computer equipment, ceilings and carpet.
When Hurricane Katrina came ashore last year in Mississippi, it left behind a path of unprecedented devastation and spawned a second tidal wave: one of litigation over the extent to which the damage was covered or excluded under standard homeowners policies.
The damage protection method can be briefly explained via these two mathematical expressions:
Thus, investors could exclude the portion of the damage award that reimburses them for medical expenses connected to emotional distress caused by investment losses.
The damage would be in the form of matrix cracks, fiber disbonds, or delaminations and would manifest itself in an apparent decrease in thermal conductivity.