"an arm and a leg"
a lot of money;
an excessively high price
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Two colleagues are talking ...
Colleague 1: I heard that the company is facing a class-action law suit over defective products that caused thousands of consumers health problems.
Colleague 2: Terrible really. Do you suppose the company will settle out-of-court?
Colleague 1: Either way, it is going to cost the company an arm and a leg to take care of this issue.
Colleague 2: How much, do you think?
Colleague 1: Could be as much as two-hundred million dollars.
Two friends are talking ...
Friend 1: Wow! That sure is a nice new gaming system you bought. It must have cost you an arm and a leg.
Friend 2: Actually, you'd be surprised to learn that I picked it up for a very reasonable price. I waited until there was a good sale and managed to pay only half the usual price.
There is no gerund form for an arm and a leg.
1) Trouble is it costs an arm and a leg -- out of the reach of many a pensioner not to mention ...
2) ... we can fly to Paris for less than €100: it would cost an arm and a leg to make that trip from home.
3) These are top players and will cost an arm and a leg.
4) If travel didn't cost an arm and a leg, you'd never see her in one place ever.
5) Best of all -- it's not going to cost an arm and a leg, either. There's no frippery, and no styling ...
6) Despite the national government spending an arm and a leg on footbridges, pedestrians still disregard them, and prefer to dash across streets.
7) to train them free of charge. Because beauty training can cost an arm and a leg, with such an opportunity, we believe there are no excuses ...
8) ... he enrolled at the Kenya Aeronautical College. The school fees cost his parents an arm and a leg.
9) Custom wedding dresses can cost an arm and a leg. Why not upcycle a vintage gown into something entirely your own ...
10) ... pick up second-hand textbooks, knowing full well that tuition was already costing me an arm and a leg, an indebtedness that took years to wipe out.
11) Labor will cost you an arm and a leg in the US.
12) ... on how one cruise ship trip would cost an arm and a leg for ordinary folks like us.
13) It'll cost an arm and a leg to get there so we are looking for sponsorship.
14) ... it is going to cost an arm and a leg to replace it, a huge amount of money.
15) Law firms would have charged an arm and a leg!
16) ... you don't have to spend an arm and a leg to get a good quality ball.
17) ... as it costs an arm and a leg by the time a patient comes out of a private hospital.
18) Those were the days when young folk were not distracted by fancy smartphones costing an arm and a leg.
19) ... most desired fitness tracker features available in a solid device that doesn't cost an arm and a leg.
20) Financial advice doesn't need to cost an arm and a leg.