break the bank


: 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.

Example Sentences

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“Break the bank.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Jun. 2023.

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