pay through the nose Informal
Meaning: If you pay through the nose for something, you pay more than the usual price for it.
- I know I pay through the nose for my dental work, but the dentist I see is supposed to be the best, so I don't mind paying more than usual.
- We had to pay through the nose for our room because it was a long weekend and most of the hotels were fully booked.
They got to see the final game, but they paid through the nose for their tickets because