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English definition of “count the cost”

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count the cost

to start to understand how badly something has affected you: I didn't read the contract fully before I signed it but I'm counting the cost now.
Translations of “count the cost”
in Chinese (Traditional) 開始吃苦頭…
in Chinese (Simplified) 开始吃苦头…
(Definition of count the cost from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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