a costa de


a costa de
a costa de
(aprovechándose) at the expense of 2 (a base de) by, by dint of, by means of
vive a costa de su padre he lives at his father's expense
lo consiguió a costa de muchos sacrificios he managed it by making a lot of sacrifices
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= at the cost of, at the expense of, at + Nombre's + expense, at cost of
Ex. In contrast to higher specificity, higher exhaustivity increases precision at the cost of impaired recall.
Ex. Uneven allocation will lead to some subjects having relatively short notation at the expense of others with relatively long notation.
Ex. It is true that the newspapers sensationalized some of the Community's absurdities and gave prominence to the unpopular practice of disposing of surplus food at taxpayers' expense.
Ex. Militarization could come at cost of regional stability.
* * *
= at the cost of, at the expense of, at + Nombre's + expense, at cost of

Ex: In contrast to higher specificity, higher exhaustivity increases precision at the cost of impaired recall.

Ex: Uneven allocation will lead to some subjects having relatively short notation at the expense of others with relatively long notation.
Ex: It is true that the newspapers sensationalized some of the Community's absurdities and gave prominence to the unpopular practice of disposing of surplus food at taxpayers' expense.
Ex: Militarization could come at cost of regional stability.


Spanish-English dictionary. 2013.

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