Netflix at its heart is an arbitrage on the value of content versus the cost to acquire subscribers.
Energy saving technologies and hybrid cars may cost more than conventional ones to purchase.
A cost-cutting change to the GI Bill has cost hundreds of thousands of veterans thousands of dollars, reports Winston Ross.
But now that the mission has turned into a full-fledged offensive to oust Muammar Gaddafi at any cost, Italians want out.
The cost of a one-hour exorcism session: a $295 “suggested donation.”
So much falsehood does it cost to obtain two apparent truths of tone.
Who could dream that she would pursue her pleasure at the cost of pain to the innocent?
To outwit them was his first thought, but he must defeat their ends if it cost him his life.
How much does it cost to build one of these houses, Mr. Frôler?
Such were his uttered thoughts, but it cost him little regret as he spoke them.
c.1200, from Old French cost (12c., Modern French coût) "cost, outlay, expenditure; hardship, trouble," from Vulgar Latin *costare, from Latin constare, literally "to stand at" (or with), with a wide range of figurative senses including "to cost." The idiom is the same one used in Modern English when someone says something "stands at X dollars" to mean it sells for X dollars. The Latin word is from com- "with" (see com-) + stare "to stand," from PIE root *sta- "to stand" (see stet).
late 14c., from Old French coster (Modern French coûter) "to cost," from cost (see cost (n.)).