Definition of what price —? in US English:

what price —?


  • Used to ask what has become of something or to suggest that something has or would become worthless.

    ‘what price justice if he were allowed to go free?’
    • ‘But what price his reputation if it had to rest alone on the output of that wilderness period?’
    • ‘With the countryside slathered in chemicals and the parks sanitised in the name of ‘safety’, what price our ‘heritage’?’
    • ‘I also addressed the Post Workers' Union meeting at St George's Hall in the company of Coun Margaret Eaton and Marsha Singh MP - what price that effort.’
    • ‘So what price the trust in this company, which has enjoyed the residue of much mutual goodwill built up over generations?’