Definition of at a price in English:

at a price

phrase

  • Requiring great expense or involving unwelcome consequences.

    ‘his generosity comes at a price’
    • ‘Learning, dear reader, comes at a price, like everything else that life has to offer the common man.,’
    • ‘Peace comes at a price and is not the natural order of things.’
    • ‘While it is an honour for any town to have been given host town status, this honour has come at a price.’
    • ‘So long as you realise that convenience comes at a price, then by all means take the easy way out.’
    • ‘But if her autobiography is anything to go by, her success has come at a price.’
    • ‘It's true natural wilderness, with a peace of spiritual proportions, but it comes at a price.’
    • ‘Trouble is, the freedom to publish, it appears, now comes at a price - that which I cannot afford to pay.’
    • ‘It was, he admits, a dream performance for him, but it was achieved at a price.’
    • ‘When the scheme is up and running, quality water will be on tap, but at a price.’
    • ‘The company had an excellent staff retention rate, but rapid expansion came at a price.’
    at a high cost, at a high price, at considerable cost, for a great deal of money
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