cost someone an arm and a leg

cost someone an arm and a leg
cost (someone) an arm and a leg informal to be very expensive.

These opera tickets cost us an arm and a leg!


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  • cost — 1 noun 1 MONEY PAID (C) the amount of money that you have to pay in order to buy, do, or produce something: I ll give you $15 to cover the cost of the gas. | at a cost of: The new building s going up at a cost of $82 million. | high/low cost: a… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • arm — arm1 armed, adj. armlike, adj. /ahrm/, n. 1. the upper limb of the human body, esp. the part extending from the shoulder to the wrist. 2. the upper limb from the shoulder to the elbow. 3. the forelimb of any vertebrate. 4. some part of an… …   Universalium

  • cost — cost1 W1S1 [kɔst US ko:st] n 1.) the amount of money that you have to pay in order to buy, do, or produce something cost of ▪ the cost of accommodation ▪ I offered to pay the cost of the taxi. ▪ Insurance to cover the cost of a funeral is… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • arm — arm1 W1S1 [a:m US a:rm] n ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(body)¦ 2¦(weapons)¦ 3¦(furniture)¦ 4¦(clothing)¦ 5 be up in arms 6 with open arms 7 somebody would give their right arm to do something 8 hold something at arm s length 9 keep/hold s …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • arm — I [[t]ɑ͟ː(r)m[/t]] PART OF YOUR BODY OR OF SOMETHING ELSE ♦ arms 1) N COUNT Your arms are the two long parts of your body that are attached to your shoulders and that have your hands at the end. She stretched her arms out... He had a large parcel …   English dictionary

  • cost — cost1 [ kɔst ] noun *** 1. ) count or uncount the amount of money that is needed in order to buy, pay for, or do something: cost of: A rise in interest rates will increase the cost of borrowing. cover the cost of something (=be enough to pay for… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • cost */*/*/ — I UK [kɒst] / US [kɔst] noun Word forms cost : singular cost plural costs 1) [countable/uncountable] the amount of money that is needed in order to buy, pay for, or do something cost of: A rise in interest rates will increase the cost of… …   English dictionary

  • cost*/*/*/ — [kɒst] noun I 1) [C/U] the amount of money that you need in order to buy something or to do something The cost of basic foods has risen dramatically.[/ex] We need money to cover the cost of heating (= to have enough to pay for it).[/ex] We re… …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • Mathematics and Physical Sciences — ▪ 2003 Introduction Mathematics       Mathematics in 2002 was marked by two discoveries in number theory. The first may have practical implications; the second satisfied a 150 year old curiosity.       Computer scientist Manindra Agrawal of the… …   Universalium

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