pay an arm and a leg
pay an arm and a leg (for something)
To pay an exorbitant amount of money for something. The first-class cabins are by far the best way to travel on these cruise boats, but you pay an arm and a leg for them. I just want to travel somewhere sunny and warm without paying an arm and a leg.
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pay an arm and a leg (for something)and pay through the nose (for something)
Fig. to pay too much [money] for something. I hate to have to pay an arm and a leg for a tank of gas. If you shop around, you won't have to pay an arm and a leg. Why should you pay through the nose?
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cost/pay an ˌarm and a ˈleg(informal) cost/pay a lot of money: We want to redecorate the living room, but I’m afraid it’s going to cost us an arm and a leg.
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