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cost a fortune

This page is about the collocation cost a fortune

collocation pattern: verb + noun

Meaning

cost a lot of money

For example

  • Everything on the menu costs a fortune. Let's go somewhere else.

  • A week in a four-star hotel costs a small fortune these days.

Note:
A related idiom is "cost the earth"

Quick Quiz

Which would you expect to cost a fortune?

a. a luxury apartment

b. a fortune cookie

c. a lottery ticket

Contributor: Matt Errey