Idiom of the week

(Costs) an Arm and a Leg

Meaning:  something is very expensive

Examples:

  • I want to go back to school, but tuition costs an arm and a leg.
  • The salesman charged me an arm and a leg for my new car.
  • I have to find a new apartment to live in; the rent here costs an arm and a leg.

Pop Quiz: What do you think would cost and arm and a leg?

a. a plate of dumplings

b. a Rolex watch

c. new socks

Click below to read the answer

b, Rolex is an expensive watch brand. They can cost between $500.00 and $75,000! Wow, definitely an arm and a leg.

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6 thoughts on “Idiom of the week

  1. Lilyan Mei says:

    I like this idioms.
    Buying a new house in NYC costs an arm and a leg.

  2. Ally says:

    Even that old house!

  3. Se Bai Ling says:

    To visit China in summer time, the air-plane ticket price for each one costs about $1,600! It is an arm and a leg.

    • Se Bai Ling says:

      To visit China on summer time, the air-plane ticket price for each one costs about $1,600! It is an arm and a leg.

  4. Lisa says:

    Many years ago, I wanted to learn fashion design, but tuition costs an arm and a leg.

  5. Sze Wong says:

    To travel the whole world. It is an arm and a leg.

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