“By now you will have heard the horror stories. The price of hotel rooms doubling, trebling, quadrupling. Flights that would require a second mortgage to afford. Tickets that cost an arm and a leg.”
As the months go by, more and more sports news will be about next year’s World Cup. If you’re thinking of going, I suggest you click on the link above for some useful tips. One of them is about the price of stadium tickets, which will COST AN ARM AND A LEG.
Many times you’ve heard the advice that you should try to understand a word or phrase from context and not always use a dictionary. Now put it into practice. From the quotation above, what do you think to cost and arm and a leg means?
Use the language
Have you got a similar expression in your language? How does it translate into English?