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coûter bonbon

The French expression “coûter bonbon” translates literally to “to cost candy” or “to cost a piece of candy”.

English meaning:

  • to cost an arm and a leg
  • to be very expensive

French meaning:

  • coûter très cher – to be very expensive

Example sentence:

  • T’as vu sa décapotable ? Ça a dû coûter bonbon ! Did you see his convertible ? It must have cost a fortune !

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