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a costa de

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a costa de
prep. at the expense of

A Spanish-English Dictionary (Granada University, Spain), 14.4

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a costa de
= 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.


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