cost a pretty penny

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cost a pretty penny

  1. (idiomatic) To be expensive.
    • 1991, Robert Wyatt and Alfreda Benge, "Shrinkrap" on Dondestan album,
      It costs a pretty penny
      Just to stay afloat.
      It takes a lot of lolly
      Trying to be jolly.

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