Learn English Idioms: To cost an arm and a leg

Happy #idiomtuesday, Beautiful Minds!

Do you have any plans for Christmas馃巹 yet? Well, I would like to go to a tropical 馃尨resort, but the tickets would cost me an arm and a leg!

Don鈥檛 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 馃挵 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馃崻. Making Christmas cookies is always a good idea!

鈥淚t cost me an arm and a leg鈥 is one of those phrases that rank high in the 鈥淚 know where that come from鈥 stories told at the local pub馃嵑.
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 鈥渓egs and all鈥 It costed you a fortune.
Lol! Thanks God my iphone does not charge me more for full-length mirror selfies.


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