cost money

idiom

informal
: to be expensive
New equipment costs money.

Examples of cost money in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web While amendments are possible, the Council plans to pass most of the bill on an emergency basis so that certain provisions that don’t cost money can go into effect immediately. Meagan Flynn, Washington Post, 3 Mar. 2024 This is a big effort that will cost money—be prepared for that spending. Expert Panel®, Forbes, 27 Feb. 2024 Murphy noted the shot does cost money for insurers. Jake Sheridan, Chicago Tribune, 15 Sep. 2023 Importantly, WhatsApp used a data connection instead of mobile carriers’ SMS messages, which often cost money. Mike Isaac, New York Times, 8 Nov. 2023 To do deliveries, a migrant needed three things, all of which cost money. Eric Lach, The New Yorker, 13 Oct. 2023 Levin said removing pipes and beginning to address lead-leaching plumbing in homes will cost money. Michael Phillis and Mike Stobbe The Associated Press, Arkansas Online, 29 Oct. 2023 But even those orders are difficult to enforce–and cost money. Rebecca Feinglos, Fortune, 23 Aug. 2023 Trademarks cost money, and when someone buys a generic version of semaglutide, that money doesn’t go to Novo Nordisk. Ct Jones, Rolling Stone, 12 July 2023

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“Cost money.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cost%20money. Accessed 17 Apr. 2024.

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