Definition of price tag in US English:

price tag


  • 1The label on an item for sale, showing its price.

    • ‘Rebecca than glanced at the price tag: But it looks like I would be able to buy it.’
    • ‘I would hope that we ask what lies behind that because the price on the price tags may not at all reflect the social and environmental consequences of producing a cheap blouse or pair of shoes.’
    • ‘Most recipients were flattered until they saw the price tag.’
    • ‘She began to search for a price tag, thinking she had enough money, she had brought twenty dollars.’
    • ‘The old man rang up the items slowly, staring hard at the price tag labels, as is if he couldn't read them.’
    • ‘Mike looked down at the price tag compiled of thousands upon thousands of tiny pixelated images.’
    • ‘It had no price tag, but it was so striking he decided he must have it.’
    • ‘This means it can give the loan a more eye-catching and competitive rate, as in the classic #9.99 sale price tag.’
    • ‘Business people are also being encouraged to deck out their shops and shop fronts with displays of the era with goods on display to be priced with price tags dating back to 1903.’
    • ‘The company, which covers its sterling price tags with euro stickers in the republic, has prices about 15% more expensive.’
    • ‘You see, the value of that toaster has lost an essential connection with the numbers on the price tag by now.’
    • ‘He was wearing brand new clothes with the price tags still attached and sat rigid in First Class, just staring straight ahead.’
    • ‘The strange thing was that the price tag was actually printed on a ‘Use By’ label.’
    • ‘I examine the price tags, they all cost more than $700.’
    • ‘For every person who genuinely wants a quality product, I will find you many more who just want something which they can leave the price tag on.’
    • ‘Men are also less likely then women to wince when they look at the price tag, according to the report from market analysts Mintel.’
    • ‘To improve the viability of the exercise you should leave the price tag on the gift, or write one yourself with an even bigger number on it.’
    • ‘Then she took it off and looked at the price tag, praying it would not exceed her credit card limit.’
    • ‘The price tag and label from the local bookstore had been painstakingly removed only that morning.’
    • ‘Finally, don't forget the price tag, stuck right there next to the label.’
    1. 1.1 The cost of something.
      ‘a $400 billion price tag was put on the venture’
      • ‘Despite the hefty price tag, this is definitely the season's laptop launch of choice.’
      • ‘The second price tag is the cost of operating the appliance during its lifetime.’
      • ‘In fact, our broken system has a high price tag - it costs millions of minorities their dreams and their future.’
      • ‘No passenger liner can claim to have been so big, so long, tall and wide, and together with a price tag of more than half a billion pounds, so expensive.’
      • ‘There's no price tag big enough to capture the costs of such senseless tragedy.’
      • ‘This week the country's most famous ice cream business will go up for sale with a price tag of #3.5 million.’
      • ‘Objects were sold in all price categories, from works by young artists costing less than $2,000 to museum-quality masterpieces with price tags in the millions of dollars.’
      • ‘Be warned, as simple as cashmere sweaters may look, they can come with a serious price tag.’
      • ‘Though no one has put an official price tag on the project, it could potentially cost billions.’
      • ‘He told the New York Times he planned to purchase a home in the Pound Ridge area, but the price tag was presently beyond his means.’
      • ‘Once you get over that price tag, this is an automobile designed very much with the requirements of its owner in mind.’
      • ‘The laws of supply and demand take over and the price tag on vintage posters skyrockets.’
      • ‘Along with the price tag, however, comes a bundle of corporate debt and continuing losses.’
      • ‘Last month, one of Britain's narrowest houses went on the market with a price tag of £525,000.’
      • ‘There is no clear price tag yet on the proposals, though total costs are expected to be sizable.’
      • ‘The price tag of the new Medicare law is soaring even faster than prescription-drug costs.’
      • ‘Whatever the actual bill turns out to be, be assured that its price tag is a huge unaffordable social risk.’
      • ‘The manor has languished on the market since 1997 with a price tag of £3.25 million.’
      • ‘Both federal and state financial assistance have failed to keep pace with the rising price tag of attending a university.’
      • ‘With an overall price tag exceeding two billion pounds, the success of the mission did not come cheaply.’


price tag

/ˈprīs ˌtaɡ//ˈpraɪs ˌtæɡ/