cost an arm and a leg

Definition of cost an arm and a leg

informal

  1. :  to be too expensive I want a new car that doesn't cost an arm and a leg.

Word by Word Definitions

costplay
  1. :  the amount or equivalent paid or charged for something :  price

    :  the outlay or expenditure (as of effort or sacrifice) made to achieve an object

    :  loss or penalty incurred especially in gaining something

  1. :  to require expenditure or payment

    :  to require effort, suffering, or loss

    :  to have a price of

  1. :  a human upper limb

    :  the part between the shoulder and the wrist

    :  something like or corresponding to an arm: such as

  1. :  to furnish or equip with weapons

    :  to furnish with something that strengthens or protects

    :  to equip or ready for action or operation

  1. :  a means (such as a weapon) of offense or defense

    :  firearm

    :  a combat branch (as of an army)

  1. :  a limb of an animal used especially for supporting the body and for walking: such as

    :  one of the paired vertebrate limbs that in bipeds extend from the top of the thigh to the foot

    :  the part of such a limb between the knee and foot

  1. :  to use the legs in walking

    :  run

  1. : legal

    : legato

    : legislative; legislature


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