The arrangment of the words

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Sepmre

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Hi,

I would like to know how the two phrases below are different:

high opportunity costs
high costs opportunity


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Neither of them makes much sense to me. Have you any context?
 

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"Opportunity cost" is a concept from economics. So something with "high opportunity costs" is a possibility.

"Costs opportunity" does not make sense.
 

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:up: - it's a concept from economics, but in my view a redundant one. If someone in a sweet-shop can buy one gobstopper or two flying saucers for the same money (those were the days.... ;-)), the opportunity cost of the two flying saucers is the gobstopper. If something has 'a high opportunity cost' then you have to go without a lot of other things in order to get it. As seemed to me to be the case with a lot of the economics I did at school, it just dressed up common sense with fancy words.

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You must not be aware of this thing called "government," that likes to promise all benefit with no downside. ;-)
 
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