at\ a\ premium
- adv. phr.At a high price due to special circumstances.
When his father died, Fred flew to Europe at a premium because he had no chance to buy a less expensive ticket.
Словарь американских идиом. — СПб., Изд-во "Лань". Оригинал: A.Маккей, М.Т.Боткер, Дж.И.Гейтс. 1997.
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