One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘the perfume cost a king's ransom’
a fortune, a small fortune, a huge amount, a vast sum, millions, billions
informal a mint, a bundle, a packet, a pretty penny, a tidy sum
British informal a bomb, loadsamoney, shedloads
North American informal big bucks, big money, gazillions
Australian informal big bickies
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