cost the earth | charge the earth

This page is about the idiom cost the earth | charge the earth


If something costs the earth, or they charge the earth for it, it's very expensive.

For example

  • Just having a cup of coffee costs the earth in there. It's ridiculously expensive.

  • Don't have anything from the little fridge in your hotel room. They charge the earth for that stuff.

Quick Quiz

These Persian carpets cost the earth, so

a. they must be good quality

b. they can't be very good

c. let's get them while they're cheap

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Contributor: Matt Errey