Green’s Dictionary of Slang

price of... n.

(Irish) all one is worth, one’s due deserts, one’s fate; esp. as the price of me.

[Ire]B. Farrell Canaries n.p.: They’re going to call the police – it’ll be the price of him if he’s jailed [BS].
[Ire]H. Leonard Out After Dark 140: I had been a fool to believe it would be otherwise; it was the price of me.
[Ire]Irish Times 25 Jan. n.p.: It will be the full price of the critic quoted above if he begins to hear Kon’s ‘disembodied mutterings’ .