One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A very large amount.‘her hat cost the earth’
- ‘We have a council that promises the earth but provides road calming and roundabouts.’
- ‘He stressed it didn't have to cost the earth to cook fresh locally grown produced.’
- ‘Yet he has a mortgage, a young family, and does not want to pay the earth for it.’
- ‘Why are we too scared to ask for high standards on a job that's costing us the earth?’
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