cost a pretty penny


cost a pretty penny
old-fashioned
to cost a lot of money

English dictionary. 2014.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • cost a pretty penny — old fashioned phrase to cost a lot of money Thesaurus: to cost a lot of moneysynonym Main entry: pretty …   Useful english dictionary

  • cost a pretty penny — cost a lot of money, had a high price    Elvis bought a new pink Cadillac. I bet that cost a pretty penny …   English idioms

  • cost a pretty penny — • to cost a pretty penny • to spend a pretty penny (from Idioms in Speech) to cost (spend) a large amount of money It cost him a pretty penny, that spree. (K. Prichard) They were genuine cowhide and all that crop and they cost quite a pretty… …   Idioms and examples

  • cost a pretty penny —    If something costs a pretty penny, it costs a lot of money.     Steve s new car must have cost a pretty penny! …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • cost a pretty penny — cost (someone) a pretty penny to be very expensive. That diamond ring must have cost him a pretty penny …   New idioms dictionary

  • cost a pretty penny — verb To be expensive. It costs a pretty penny See Also: pretty penny …   Wiktionary

  • cost a pretty penny — was quite expensive …   English contemporary dictionary

  • it cost a pretty penny — it was quite expensive, it cost quite a lot …   English contemporary dictionary

  • pretty penny — See cost a pretty penny …   English idioms

  • cost someone a pretty penny — cost (someone) a pretty penny to be very expensive. That diamond ring must have cost him a pretty penny …   New idioms dictionary