Teacher Mike的视频"Let's see what I bought at the grocery store"：
芦笋：asparagus (一根芦笋：one spear of asparasgus 量词是spear嫩枝)
Alex老师的视频：Pay through the nose
被勒索，被敲竹杠： pay through the nose(此乃非正式用语)
正式写作中最好用to pay an exorbitant price; to pay a high price; to pay an unreasonable price代替
I had to call out a plumbet at midnight on saturday night, and clearly he made me pay through the nose. I had to pay an exorbitant price.
Some educational institutions would tempt you to provide such and such for a reasonable course fee ,but, no sooner do you set your foot in the door, than you will find yourself paying through the nose for so many hidden costs.