at all costs
at all costs & at any cost
Fig. regardless of the difficulty or cost; no matter what. •

I intend to have that car at all costs.

Mary was going to get that job at any cost.

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{adv. phr.} At any expense of time, effort, or money. Regardless of the results. * /Mr. Jackson intended to save his son's eyesight at all costs./ * /Carl is determined to succeed in his new job at all costs./

Dictionary of American idioms. 2013.

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  • at all costs — {adv. phr.} At any expense of time, effort, or money. Regardless of the results. * /Mr. Jackson intended to save his son s eyesight at all costs./ * /Carl is determined to succeed in his new job at all costs./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • at all costs — or at any cost used for saying that something must be done, however difficult it is or however much damage it causes She was determined to win at any cost …   English dictionary

  • at all costs — ► at all costs (or at any cost) regardless of the price or the effort needed. Main Entry: ↑cost …   English terms dictionary

  • at all costs — adverb regardless of the cost involved he wanted to save her life at all cost • Syn: ↑at any cost, ↑at any expense * * * at all costs or at any cost No matter what the cost or consequences may be (also (old) cost what may) • • • Main Entry: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • At All Costs — Infobox Book | name = At All Costs image caption = author = David Weber illustrator = cover artist = country = United States language = English series = Honor Harrington series subject = genre = Science fiction novel publisher = release date =… …   Wikipedia

  • at all costs — if something must be done or avoided at all costs, it must be done or avoided whatever happens. The only other option is working on Saturdays which is something I want to avoid at all costs. He appears to have decided that he must stay in power… …   New idioms dictionary

  • at\ all\ costs — adv. phr. At any expense of time, effort, or money. Regardless of the results. Mr. Jackson intended to save his son s eyesight at all costs. Carl is determined to succeed in his new job at all costs …   Словарь американских идиом

  • at all costs —    If you are determined to obtain or achieve something at all costs, you want it regardless of the expense, effort or sacrifice involved.     The journalist was determined at all costs to get a report from the war zone …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • at all costs — phrasal regardless of the cost or consequences < was determined to win at all costs > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • at all costs — adverb Absolutely imperative. Sparing no effort. We have to retain the majority at all costs …   Wiktionary

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