put a price tag on

Definition of put a price tag on

:to say how important or valuable something is usually used in negative statements to say that something is extremely important and valuable
  • You can't put a price tag on the safety of our children.

Word by Word Definitions

put play
  1. : to place in a specified position or relationship : lay

  2. : to move in a specified direction

  3. : to send (something, such as a weapon or missile) into or through something : thrust

  1. : a throw made with an overhand pushing motion

  2. : an option to sell a specified amount of a security (such as a stock) or commodity (such as wheat) at a fixed price at or within a specified time — compare call 3d

  1. : being in place : fixed, set

price play
  1. : value, worth

  2. : the quantity of one thing that is exchanged or demanded in barter or sale for another

  3. : the amount of money given or set as consideration for the sale of a specified thing

  1. : to set a price on

  2. : to find out the price of

  3. : to drive by raising prices excessively

tag play
  1. : a loose hanging piece of cloth : tatter

  2. : a metal or plastic binding on an end of a shoelace

  3. : a piece of hanging or attached material

  1. : to provide or mark with or as if with a tag: such as

  2. : to supply with an identifying marker or price

  3. : to provide with a name or epithet : label, brand

  1. : a game in which the player who is it chases others and tries to touch one of them who then becomes it

  2. : an act or instance of tagging a runner in baseball

  1. : to touch in or as if in a game of tag

  2. : to put out (a runner) in baseball by a touch with the ball or the gloved hand containing the ball

  3. : to hit solidly


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