at a cost

idiom

: by giving up something else
He had achieved fame, but at a cost; he'd lost many friends and no longer talked to anyone in his family.

Examples of at a cost in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web All employees can enroll their children, as long as space allows, at a cost that’s generally 35% to 40% lower than KinderCare’s normal rate, says Matt Krystofiak, the Venetian’s chief human resources officer. Jackie Valley, The Christian Science Monitor, 21 May 2024 Last September, Torrance extended the company’s contract through Oct. 7, 2024, at a cost of roughly $79,000, according to a city document attached to PETA’s letter. Lila Seidman, Los Angeles Times, 17 May 2024 Mandel can extend the deadlines three times for a month each at a cost of $50,000. Bridget Fogarty, Journal Sentinel, 15 May 2024 Immunosuppressants: As the name suggests, this treatment weakens the immune system, which calms the reaction causing your symptoms—but at a cost. Alice Oglethorpe, SELF, 10 May 2024 Orbital Reef will be relying on some technologies developed for and spun off from the ISS project, which was completed in 2011 at a cost of US $100 billion. IEEE Spectrum, 10 May 2024 Meanwhile, a campaign by transit advocates and several VTA board members has been underway to push the agency to go back and look at a cost estimate for the twin-bore design. Grace Hase, The Mercury News, 8 May 2024 Central and Argentine middle schools would also be rebuilt at a cost of about $61.8 million each. Bill Lukitsch, Kansas City Star, 6 May 2024 That stadium, referenced by the Bears in their presentation, also has a translucent roof, and opened in 2020 at a cost of $1.9 billion, with $750 million from taxpayers. Robert McCoppin, Chicago Tribune, 4 May 2024

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“At a cost.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/at%20a%20cost. Accessed 26 May. 2024.

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