It's a costly ritual, and one that I begrudge, but it beats my woeful attempts with a needle and thread.
Such knowledge could save them from some costly misunderstandings and mistakes.
The more you reduce something, the harder and more costly it becomes to shrink it any further.
Being able to prevent costly repairs is crucial on such expensive machinery.
As in real life, a managerial appointment made in haste could end up being financially costly in the long run.
Many people are going to find it is too costly to apply to the university of their choice.
Mistakes also tend to figure highly and sometimes those mistakes can prove to be very costly .
He later admitted his decision to try and drive the green on the third was a costly mistake.
Having to pull back at the last minute was costly in both money and reputation.
It indicates that the dropped catch proved too costly for the team.