pagare qualcosa a caro prezzo
Parola del giorno | Word of the Day
Today’s Parola del giorno is the expression pagare qualcosa a caro prezzo, which means to pay dearly for something.
This expression made the rounds today in Italian newspapers (see Il Corriere della Sera for one example).
Note the placement of the direct object (the thing you are paying dearly for), which follows the verb in Italian.