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Cost an arm and a leg

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Gahyeon Lee

on 12 April 2014

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Transcript of Cost an arm and a leg

Cost an arm and a leg
May . 00. 2014
Lee
Means
cost /pay a lot of money
Origin
Long ago,
portrait painters sold big pictures more expensive.
namely...

The head and shoulder painting was
the cheapest.
If the painting add arms,
that was more expensive
than the painting with head and shoulder.
As a result,
Full-length portraits were sold most expensive
than other portraits.
So 'cost an arm and a leg' originated here.
Example sentences 1.
My new car
cost
me
an arm and a leg
but, I love it.
= My new car
cost
me
a lot of money
but, I love it
Example sentences 2.
Rebecca
: Hey, What are you doing now?
8^0

Lee
: I'm looking at pictures from Facebook.
In the pictures,
There are so many places that I want to go.
Rebecca
: Yeah !
I want to travel around the world !
8^)
Lee
: Me too
;-)
But, It will
cost an arm and a leg
to travel around the world
:-(
Thank
you !
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