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Be extremely expensive:‘the coat had cost him an arm and a leg’
- ‘We will be sorry to leave St John House but it is a listed building and costs an arm and a leg to keep maintained.’
- ‘‘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.’’
- ‘Clearly it would cost an arm and a leg to rebuild.’
- ‘Just because something costs an arm and a leg, doesn't mean it's the best thing in the world, ‘she objected.’’
- ‘Any private insurance scheme would cost an arm and a leg to collect in comparison to that, so why bother?’
- ‘It won't cost an arm and a leg to upgrade it and, hopefully, the work will commence sooner rather than later.’
- ‘These were animals with a wealth of breeding behind them, stock which would cost an arm and a leg to replace if indeed they ever could be replaced.’
- ‘‘I told him I wanted a system that didn't cost an arm and a leg,’ says O'Callaghan.’
- ‘Traditional paddling pools are fun and, more importantly, do not cost an arm and a leg, so they sell well.’
- ‘But remember to leave time to ski back to base - taxis up and down the intervening valleys can cost an arm and a leg.’
- ‘It was costing an arm and a leg and it would not have been commercially acceptable to the parent companies of either companies to have carried on spending the sort of money necessary.’
- ‘I heard good food around here 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.’
- ‘According to Scott: ‘The good news is that a car with sex appeal doesn't necessarily have to cost an arm and a leg.’
- ‘She knew it ‘was costing an arm and a leg’ so she wished us well before I had spent the price of a pint on the call.’
- ‘And, remember, it costs an arm and a leg to raise a family these days.’
- ‘I expect the meals will cost an arm and a leg, in a town where shops get 80 applications for counter jobs.’
- ‘Try living on that in London, where a cup of coffee costs an arm and a leg.’
- ‘It may still be one of the glitziest games on earth but it no longer needs to cost an arm and a leg to watch the sport, or even to play it.’
- ‘In Scotland, fishing of this calibre would cost an arm and a leg, and would probably be booked out year after year.’
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