at the cost of

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Definition of at the cost of

: by giving up or hurting (something else) She completed the project on time but at the cost of her health.

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“At the cost of.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/at%20the%20cost%20of. Accessed 21 Sep. 2020.

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