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See astronomicalastronomical (sense 2)
- ‘But now there are fears that the astronomic cost of property will force away young or first-time buyers.’
- ‘The most expensive city centre apartments sell for between £1m- £2m each - allowing developers to pay astronomic land prices.’
- ‘The cost of the program was astronomic by Russian standards, especially for a domestic program dedicated to the IT infrastructure: $2.6 billion.’
- ‘How can young people, burdened with student debt and the astronomic cost of property, put aside 15 per cent of their income as the experts advise?’
- ‘The striking lecturers have rejected the offer as totally inadequate in the rapidly deteriorating economic situation in the country with its astronomic rate of inflation.’
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