Meaning of “cost, charge, etc. the earth” in the English Dictionary

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"cost, charge, etc. the earth" in British English

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cost, charge, etc. the earth

mainly UK

to cost, charge, etc. a lot of money:

They charge the earth just for a cup of coffee.

(Definition of “cost, charge, etc. the earth” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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