break the bank

idiom

: to be very expensive or too expensive : to cost a lot of money
usually used in negative statements
Buy a car that's dependable but won't break the bank.

Examples of break the bank in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web And for most of us, a new design can’t break the bank. Caron Golden, San Diego Union-Tribune, 1 June 2024 Ahead of the summer holidays, the United Kingdom Post Office has released their annual City Costs Barometer, showcasing the best destinations to visit that won’t break the bank. Olivia Morelli, Condé Nast Traveler, 20 May 2024 When hunger strikes, follow the neon to Mel’s Diner, which serves comfort foods like pot roast melts and pulled pork sandwiches that won’t break the bank. Terry Ward, Travel + Leisure, 2 June 2024 At under $100, this adorable cocotte set won’t break the bank. Amber C. Snider, Peoplemag, 25 May 2024 See all Example Sentences for break the bank 

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“Break the bank.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/break%20the%20bank. Accessed 14 Jul. 2024.

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