Definition of cost an arm and a leg in English:

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cost an arm and a leg

informal Be extremely expensive: the coat had cost him an arm and a leg
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  • ‘It costs an arm and a leg to keep this church going,’ she said, while noting, ‘The elderly worshipers have been very true to their offerings.’
  • Try living on that in London, where a cup of coffee costs an arm and a leg.
  • But this is one of Sweden's more traditional national sports, born out of long and deeply chilly winter evenings in a country where alcohol costs an arm and a leg.
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