pay through the nose
phrasal to pay exorbitantly or dearly

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Pay through the nose — is an English expression. To pay through the nose for an item is to pay a very high price for that item.There are several competing folk derivations of this phrase, but they are regarded by philology as somewhat far fetched.One derivation holds… …   Wikipedia

  • pay through the nose — (for sth) INFORMAL ► to pay too much money for something: »There s no point in getting a bargain flight only to pay through the nose for car hire. Main Entry: ↑pay …   Financial and business terms

  • pay through the nose — If you pay through the nose for something, you pay a very high price for it …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • pay through the nose — ► pay through the nose informal pay much more than a fair price. Main Entry: ↑pay …   English terms dictionary

  • pay through the nose — pay high rates for rent or service, cost an arm...    If you rent a condo in Dover, you ll pay through the nose …   English idioms

  • pay through the nose — phrasal : to pay exorbitantly or dearly * * * pay through the nose To pay more than the fair price, to pay dearly • • • Main Entry: ↑pay * * * informal pay much more than a fair price * * * pay through the nose informal : to pay a very high price …   Useful english dictionary

  • pay through the nose — {v. phr.}, {informal} To pay at a very high rate; pay too much. * /He had wanted experience, but this job seemed like paying through the nose for it./ * /There was a shortage of cars; if you found one for sale, you had to pay through the nose./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • pay through the nose — {v. phr.}, {informal} To pay at a very high rate; pay too much. * /He had wanted experience, but this job seemed like paying through the nose for it./ * /There was a shortage of cars; if you found one for sale, you had to pay through the nose./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • pay\ through\ the\ nose — v. phr. informal To pay at a very high rate; pay too much. He had wanted experience, but this job seemed like paying through the nose for it. There was a shortage of cars; if you found one for sale, you had to pay through the nose …   Словарь американских идиом

  • pay through the nose — verb To pay a high price, especially an exorbitant or excessive amount, either in money or in some other manner. Youll pay through the nose for this, you scoundrel, Sexton whimpered. Ill fix you, you traitor …   Wiktionary

  • pay through the nose —    If you pay through the nose for something, you pay a very high price for it.   (Dorking School Dictionary) …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

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