pay through the nose

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.
Categories: money nose {informal} {v. phr.}

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