Arm And A Leg Meaning
(idiomatic) A very high price for an item or service; an exorbitant price; usually used after the verb cost.
Example: 1954, them, â€œherâ€, meCommentary, volume 18, American Jewish Committee, page 448:
That Polack costs me an arm and a leg, he thought.
1960 March 29, â€œSlim Waists Prompted New Sportswear Lineâ€, New York Times, page 44:
Bangle bracelets in fourteen-karat gold that do not cost an arm and a leg are always in demand.
2008, Jackie Collins, Hollywood Wives, Pan Macmillan, ISBN 9780330462433, page 417:
Her house was fabulous, her tits perfection â€“ besides â€“ the Beverly Hills Hotel was costing him an arm and a leg.