an arm and a leg

noun

informal
: a very large amount of money
It's a reliable car, and it doesn't cost an arm and a leg.

Examples of an arm and a leg in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web No pesky little price list to scan just in case that bottle of water is gonna cost you an arm and a leg. Chadner Navarro, Condé Nast Traveler, 6 Feb. 2024 Thankfully, getting the absolute best doesn’t always mean spending an arm and a leg. Joe Niehaus, Travel + Leisure, 12 Jan. 2024 An exception to his usual style is a picture of a woman in a bathtub who displays an arm and a leg, while a mannequin’s arm and leg on the floor imply that half the subject’s limbs have come loose. Mark Jenkins, Washington Post, 23 June 2023 Following the top trends of the season doesn’t have to cost you an arm and a leg, and these Tronjor High-Waist Casual Wide Leg Pants are an easy way to emulate Katie Holmes' effortless style starting at just $33. Merrell Readman, Travel + Leisure, 7 June 2023 Buying a good-quality T-shirt doesn’t have to cost you an arm and a leg. Joel Balsam, Travel + Leisure, 18 Apr. 2023 Despite his own gunshot wounds, to an arm and a leg, Captain Davis helped Mr. Waugh crawl to a helicopter. Richard Sandomir, New York Times, 14 Apr. 2023 Clarke recommends storing the roller in your fridge along with your moisturizer, sheet masks, and other skincare goodies for a soothing pick-me-up that doesn’t cost an arm and a leg. Brian Underwood, Women's Health, 11 Apr. 2023 Getting your dishes radiant without spending an arm and a leg has never been easier--try Dropps today and make dish-washing a breeze! Amber Smith, Discover Magazine, 4 Apr. 2023

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“An arm and a leg.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/an%20arm%20and%20a%20leg. Accessed 24 Apr. 2024.

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