What price (something)?
A question indicating one's doubt that an achievement is or was worth the cost in terms of the problems it has led to or the sacrifices that it required. Most commonly seen in the phrase "What price fame?" When you have to have a security detail just to go to the grocery store, you have to ask: What price fame? What price wealth, when you sell out everything you believe in along the way?
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what price...?(British English, spoken)
1 used to say that you think that something you have achieved may not be worth all the problems and difficulties it causes: What price fame and fortune?
2 used to say that something seems unlikely: What price England winning the World Cup?
See also: what
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