count the cost

count the cost
to start to understand how badly something has affected you.

I didn't read the contract fully before I signed it but I'm counting the cost now.

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  • count the cost — 1. To assess the risks of an action before attempting it 2. To comprehend fully the unfortunate consequences of an action • • • Main Entry: ↑cost * * * count the cost british phrase to realize what has been lost or damaged as a result of… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Count the Cost — Front Row Studio album by David Meece Released 1983 Genre Christian David Mee …   Wikipedia

  • count the cost — British to realize what has been lost or damaged as a result of something The whole town is counting the cost of the bombing today …   English dictionary

  • count the cost — calculate the consequences of a careless or foolish action. → count …   English new terms dictionary

  • count the cost (of something) — count the cost (of sth) idiom to feel the bad effects of a mistake, an accident, etc • The town is now counting the cost of its failure to provide adequate flood protection. Main entry: ↑countidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • Counting the cost — Facade of the ambitious extension to Siena Cathedral. Construction was abandoned in 1348. Counting the cost is a name often given to a pair of parables told by Jesus in the New Testament, and found in Luke …   Wikipedia

  • count — count1 W3S1 [kaunt] v ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(find the total)¦ 2¦(say numbers)¦ 3¦(be allowed)¦ 4¦(include)¦ 5¦(consider something)¦ 6¦(important)¦ 7 I/you can count somebody/something on (the fingers of) one hand 8 don t count your chickens (before they re… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • cost — 1 noun 1 MONEY PAID (C) the amount of money that you have to pay in order to buy, do, or produce something: I ll give you $15 to cover the cost of the gas. | at a cost of: The new building s going up at a cost of $82 million. | high/low cost: a… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • count — 1 /kaUnt/ verb 1 SAY NUMBERS also count up (I) to say numbers in their correct order (+ to): Sarah can count up to five now. | Try to count to ten before you lose your temper. 2 FIND THE TOTAL also count up (T) to count the people, objects,… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • count — count1 [ kaunt ] verb *** ▸ 1 say how many there are ▸ 2 say numbers in order ▸ 3 include in calculation ▸ 4 be important ▸ 5 treat/consider as something ▸ + PHRASES 1. ) intransitive or transitive to calculate how many people or things there are …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English