put a price tag on

Definition of put a price tag on

  1. :  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

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

    :  to move in a specified direction

    :  to send (as a weapon or missile) into or through something :  thrust

  1. :  a throw made with an overhand pushing motion

    :  the act or an instance of putting the shot

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

  1. :  being in place :  fixed, set

  1. :  value, worth

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

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

  1. :  to set a price on

    :  to find out the price of

    :  to drive by raising prices excessively

  1. :  a loose hanging piece of cloth :  tatter

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

    :  a piece of hanging or attached material

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

    :  to supply with an identifying marker or price

    :  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

    :  an act or instance of tagging a runner in baseball

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

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

    :  to hit solidly

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