Meaning of “at all cost(s)” in the English Dictionary

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"at all cost(s)" in British English

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at all cost(s)

also at any cost

B2 If something must be done or avoided at all costs, it must be done or avoided whatever happens:

Security during the president's visit must be maintained at all costs.
He wanted her at any cost, even if it meant giving up everything he had.

(Definition of “at all cost(s)” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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