Dear-bought Dear"-bought`, a. Bought at a high price; as, dear-bought experience. [1913 Webster]

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  • far-fetched and dear-bought is good for ladies — Expensive or exotic articles are suitable for women. c 1350 Douce MS 52 no. 7 Ferre ifet and dere i bowght is goode for ladys. 1583 B. MELBANCKE Philotimus 18 to be found, but easy to be intreated, to be farre fetchte & deare… …   Proverbs new dictionary

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  • gold may be bought too dear — 1546 J. HEYWOOD Dialogue of Proverbs II. vii. 14 Well (quoth she) a man maie bie golde to dere. 1642 T. FULLER Holy State II. xxi. Fearing to find the Proverb true, That Gold may be bought too dear, they returned to their ships. 1889 J. LUBBOCK… …   Proverbs new dictionary

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