put a price tag on

idiom

: 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.

Examples of put a price tag on in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Who can put a price tag on that? Big cities, big bucks The mayors in San Francisco, Los Angeles, San Jose and San Diego — where mayors run the show and city councilling is essentially a full-time gig — make the most, of course. Teri Sforza, Orange County Register, 11 May 2024 But this time, the passengers put a price tag on their suffering — a big one. Laura Bratton, Quartz, 4 Mar. 2024 Meet Flip, the shopping app that will put a price tag on every single person in your phone’s contact list. Carly Olson, Los Angeles Times, 21 Dec. 2023 The tool uses average compensation data across roles and disciplines, along with meeting length and attendee count, to put a price tag on the event. BostonGlobe.com, 12 July 2023 To show the benefits seabirds provide, Plazas-Jiménez and his coauthor Marcus Cianciaruso, an ecologist at Goiás, set out to put a price tag on the animals’ poop. Courtney Sexton, Smithsonian Magazine, 10 Aug. 2020 The outside lawyers' contracts put a price tag on the fallout from Paxton's deputies accusing him of crimes in the service of a wealthy donor who employs a woman with whom the attorney general allegedly had an extramarital affair. Jake Bleiberg, ajc, 5 Jan. 2021 The first company to put a price tag on its pandemic drug, in late June, was Gilead Sciences, with remdesivir. Joe Nocera, Bloomberg.com, 29 Aug. 2020 But one American managed to put a price tag on seeing the peaks and now faces a potential fine of more than a half-million dollars for visiting the area during the COVID-19 pandemic. Sebastian Blanco, Car and Driver, 29 Aug. 2020

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“Put a price tag on.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/put%20a%20price%20tag%20on. Accessed 23 Jun. 2024.

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