it'll cost (someone)

idiom
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of it'll cost (someone)

informal
: it will cost (someone) a lot of money
  • I can get the part he needs, but it'll cost him.

Word by Word Definitions

it play
  1. : that one — compare he, its, she, they

  2. used as subject of an impersonal verb that expresses a condition or action without reference to an agent

  3. used with many verbs as a direct object with little or no meaning

  1. : the player in a game who performs the principal action of the game (such as trying to find others in hide-and-seek)

cost play
  1. : the amount or equivalent paid or charged for something : price

  2. : the outlay or expenditure (as of effort or sacrifice) made to achieve an object

  3. : loss or penalty incurred especially in gaining something

  1. : to require expenditure or payment

  2. : to require effort, suffering, or loss

  3. : to have a price of

someone play
  1. : some person : somebody


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