1. When I heard Weird Al
Yankovich's lyrics to the tune of "Beat It
", I decided that maybe MTV really was a worthless tool of Satan.
2. Right: So then I had to pay something to the tune of $5,000 for a new one.
Wrong: So then I had to pay something to the tune of $0.05 for a new one.
Notice that the order of magnitude of the cash amount
affects the usage of the phrase.