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Cost the Earth

What Does "Cost the Earth" Mean?

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"Cost the Earth" is an English idiom. It means "to be very expensive."

Examples in Sentences

Here are three examples of the idiom "cost the Earth" used in a sentence:
  • That designer handbag must have cost the Earth!
  • I won't buy that car; it costs the Earth.
  • Renting a place in the city center costs the Earth.
meaning for cost the Earth

What Is an Idiom?

An idiom is a commonly used expression whose meaning does not relate to the literal meaning of its words. In other words, if you were to translate "Cost the Earth" word for word, there is no guarantee the translation would help you to understand the meaning.

An idiom often includes a cultural or historical context that makes it difficult for non-native English speakers to understand. A phrase is classified as an idiom when a direct translation of the words does not reveal the meaning. Most idioms rely on shared knowledge or experiences known only to a specific community.

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