Meaning of “what price...?” in the English Dictionary

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"what price...?" in British English

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what price...?

said when you think it is possible that the admiration, success, etc. that has been achieved was not worth all the suffering it has caused:

What price victory when so many people have died in the struggle?

(Definition of “what price...?” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)