expensive

Definitions

General English

Commerce

  • adjective which costs a lot of money

Cricket

  • adjective (of a bowler or style of bowling) conceding a relatively high number of runs per over
    Citation ‘Back in Australia he was successful but expensive against the 1910–11 South Africans’ (Edward Liddle, WCM December 1983)
    Citation ‘Mick Lewis, who conceded 113 runs, now holds the most expensive bowling figures in a 10-over spell in ODIs’ (Edward Craig, Cricinfo Magazine April 2006)
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