at what price

idiom

used to suggest that too much was lost, damaged, or given up in order to get or do something
We won the war, but at what price?

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Recent Examples on the Web Image How did a young nation turn so quickly on its own democratic ideals, and at what price? Mark Mazzetti Jonathan Davis Anna Diamond David Mason, New York Times, 16 May 2024 Free-to-play MP games with microtransactions are the new norm at this point, and debates there are about what’s being sold and at what price. Paul Tassi, Forbes, 30 Mar. 2024 The games organizers have not said what projects the games will fund and at what price. Catherine Porter, New York Times, 16 Mar. 2024 There are two basic questions: Who will now be financing the U.S. government’s massive borrowing needs, and at what price? Desmond Lachman, National Review, 17 Nov. 2023 The near-yearlong bidding process has been beset with delays, with offers failing to meet the £6 billion expectation of the Glazer family, splits among the owners about whether to sell and at what price, and fears of litigation from minority shareholders. Giles Turner, Fortune, 14 Oct. 2023 While more rate increases could bring inflation down to 2%, at what price? Medora Lee, USA TODAY, 15 June 2023 China controls essential rare minerals Electric cars use about six times more rare minerals than conventional cars because of the battery, and China gets to decide who gets the minerals first and at what price. Keith Bradsher, New York Times, 16 May 2023 Grading the Detroit Lions' NFL draft: Brad Holmes got his guys, but at what price? Marlowe Alter, Detroit Free Press, 10 May 2023

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