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English definition of “cost, charge, etc. the earth”

cost, charge, etc. the earth

to cost, charge, etc. a lot of money: They charge the earth just for a cup of coffee.Large amounts of moneySmall amounts of money
(Definition of cost, charge, etc. the earth from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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