Happy #idiomtuesday, Beautiful Minds!
Do you have any plans for Christmas🎄 yet? Well, I would like to go to a tropical 🌴resort, but the tickets would cost me an arm and a leg!
Don’t worry I will not be paying by my limbs:) When you say that something would cost you an arm and a leg, it means that something is very 💰 expensive, very pricy.
Well, maybe I will go on fancy tropical resort vacation next year and this year I will do something else that would not cost me an arm and a leg and would still be fun. For example, I can stay home, wear my Christmas pajama all day long and make Christmas cookies🍪. Making Christmas cookies is always a good idea!
“It cost me an arm and a leg” is one of those phrases that rank high in the “I know where that come from” stories told at the local pub🍺.
In this case the tail is that portrait painters used to charge more for larger paintings and that a head and shoulders paintings was the cheapest option. So if you wanted to have a portait with “legs and all” It costed you a fortune.
Lol! Thanks God my iphone does not charge me more for full-length mirror selfies.
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