Coûter bonbon

Coûter bonbon means to cost a lot. However, literally, it means “to cost a candy!”. The origin of the idiom is not very clear. Bonbon seems to be a doubling of bon. And coûter bon used to mean coûter cher (to be expensive).  Coûter bonbon?coûter très cher (to be very expensive).

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