the sum or amount of money or its equivalent for which anything is bought, sold, or offered for sale.
a sum offered for the capture of a person alive or dead:
The authorities put a price on his head.
the sum of money, or other consideration, for which a person’s support, consent, etc., may be obtained, especially in cases involving sacrifice of integrity:
They claimed that every politician has a price.
that which must be given, done, or undergone in order to obtain a thing:
He gained the victory, but at a heavy price.
odds (def 2).
Archaic. value or worth.
Archaic. great value or worth (usually preceded by of).
to fix the price of.
to ask or determine the price of:
We spent the day pricing furniture at various stores.
at any price, at any cost, no matter how great:
Their orders were to capture the town at any price.
beyond / without price, of incalculable value; priceless:
The crown jewels are beyond price.
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the sum in money or goods for which anything is or may be bought or sold
the cost at which anything is obtained
the cost of bribing a person
a sum of money offered or given as a reward for a capture or killing
value or worth, esp high worth
(gambling) another word for odds
at any price, whatever the price or cost
at a price, at a high price
beyond price, without price, invaluable or priceless
(Irish) the price of someone, what someone deserves, esp a fitting punishment: it’s just the price of him
what price something?, what are the chances of something happening now?
to fix or establish the price of
to ascertain or discover the price of
price out of the market, to charge so highly for as to prevent the sale, hire, etc, of
price is right, the
price on one’s head
price out of the market
- Beyond reach
see under in reach Contemporary Examples Rupert Murdoch Bares Media’s Reach to Leveson Inquiry on Phone Hacking Nicholas Wapshott April 27, 2012 Cut the Baloney on Ukraine Leslie H. Gelb March 8, 2014 Historical Examples Before Adam Jack London Richard Carvel, Complete Winston Churchill Our Village Mary Russell Mitford Beyond the Frontier Randall Parrish The […]
- Beyond question
a sentence in an interrogative form, addressed to someone in order to get information in reply. a problem for discussion or under discussion; a matter for investigation. a matter of some uncertainty or difficulty; problem (usually followed by of): It was simply a question of time. a subject of dispute or controversy. a proposal to […]
- Beyond recall
Irreversible, irretrievable, as in We can’t repair this screen—it’s beyond recall, or It’s too late to cancel our plans—they’re beyond recall. This idiom employs recall in the sense of revoking or annulling something. [ Mid-1600s ] Historical Examples The Christian Foundation, Or, Scientific and Religious Journal, Volume 1, January, 1880 Various Problems of Expansion Whitelaw […]
- Beyond reproach
Blameless, faultless, as in Jean’s conduct at school is beyond reproach. The phrase employs the verb to reproach in the sense of “censure or rebuke,” a usage dating from the early 1500s. Historical Examples Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 61, No. 377, March 1847 Various A Son of the City Herman Gastrell Seely The Lady of […]