An Arm and a Leg

Welcome to English in a minute.Let’s say you buy something.And when you pay for it,you say:This cost me an arm and a leg!Do you have to give them you arm and your leg? I hope not.Let’s listen to an American English conversation to see if we can find out what this means.Did you buy that new computer? Yeah,I did.And it cost way more than I expected it to.How much? Let me just tell you it cost an arm and a leg! When you say in American English that something costs an arm and a leg,it means that the price is very,very hig.If you use this phrase,everyone in the United States will understand you.But this is an informal phrase,so don’t use it in a business setting.And that’s English in a minute.

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