American Idiom: cost an arm and also a leg

Cost an arm and also a foot – method very high value or also expensive.

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A main at any type of hotel in Beverly Hills can price an arm and a leg. Whatever is very expensive in Beverly Hills.

Cost one arm and a foot – way very expensive or also expensive. Here, an arm and also a leg refers to a lot of money.

Here are example sentences :

I want to to buy a home by the beach, but it may expense me an arm and also a leg.

Sarah really desires to go to the concert. She’s willing to pay an arm and a leg because that it.

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Let’s do an practice so that you can much better remember the idiom.

For every question, replace a word or native in a sentence through the idiom so that the an interpretation of the sentence is not changed. You have five seconds every question.

Question 1:

Joseph bought a sporting activities car. He payment a the majority of money because that it.

Joseph to buy a sporting activities car. He paid an arm and also leg for it.

Question 2:

I’d really prefer to buy a new luxury car, but it might be as well expensive.

I’d really prefer to purchase a brand-new luxury car, but it might cost one arm and a leg. You can likewise say, it may expense me an arm and also a leg.


Practice renders perfect!

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Cost one arm and a leg


More questions here!

Question 1:

He bought a new pair the Gucci shoes. It is an extremely expensive.

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Question 2:

I’d love to buy a brand-new car but I recognize it’s really expensive.

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