Today’s expression: “Cost the earth”

22 Apr

Today is Earth Day, so it’s time for an expression with “earth”.

We all know that the earth is very precious. So when we have bought something very expensive, we can say that “it cost the earth”. For example:

Mary: “Wow, your new ring is really stunning!”
Susan: “Of course, it cost the earth!”

In this picture, though, the demonstrators have a more direct, literal meaning in mind. They are using this idiomatic expression, to say that we are destroying the earth in order to create energy:

cost the earth

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