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A rise in interest rates will increase the cost of borrowing.
We need money to cover the cost of heating.
The cost of rebuilding the theatre will be £13 million.
We’re organizing a trip to London, at a cost of £15 per head (=for each person).
This scheme helps homeless people at no cost to the taxpayer.
the serious environmental costs of the new road network
They decided to divorce, whatever the cost to their children.
The plant closed down at a cost of over 1,000 jobs.
the social costs of unemployment
Higher fuel prices will lead to increased costs for car owners.
Housing and office costs are very high in Tokyo.
New technology has helped us to cut costs.
He was ordered to pay a fine of £250 plus £100 costs.
He got the job, but at a cost.
She was determined to win at any cost.
George is not always honest, as I discovered to my cost.
This is the British English definition of cost. View American English definition of cost.
a derogatory word used for referring to people in the banking and investment industry who are thought of as taking serious risks in order to increase their own earnings …add a word
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