Cost (somebody) an arm and a leg

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Cost an arm and a leg Vocab Meme Dictionary – English Hindi meaning with pictures

Cost an arm and a leg (idiom)

  • to be extremely expensive

Origin

  • ‘Arm’ and ‘leg’ are used as examples of items that no one would consider selling other than at an enormous price. It is a grim reality that, around that time, there were many US newspaper reports of servicemen who had lost an arm and a leg in the recent war. It is possible that the phrase originated in reference to the high cost paid by those who suffered such amputations.

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