Definition of count the cost
- He was careless and now he's counting the cost.
: to indicate or name by units or groups so as to find the total number of units involved : number
: to name the numbers in order up to and including
: to include in a tallying and reckoning
: the action or process of counting
: a total obtained by counting : tally
: reckoning, account
: a European nobleman whose rank corresponds to that of a British earl
: the amount or equivalent paid or charged for something : price
: the outlay or expenditure (as of effort or sacrifice) made to achieve an object
: loss or penalty incurred especially in gaining something
: to require expenditure or payment
: to require effort, suffering, or loss
: to have a price of
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