Direction: Select the most appropriate meaning of the idiom/ phrase.
Cost an arm and a leg
Correct Answer : a ) Be very expensiveExplanation :
The idiom, “Cost an arm and a leg” means “to be very expensive” which is option a.
Let us see the use of the idiom in question with a set of examples:
“Rahul bought a very expensive phone but he lost it in his manali trip, the trip has cost him an arm and a leg.”
“They rented a car for the trip and due to careless driving, the side mirror broke and the car rental company has fined them. This rental car has cost them an arm and a leg.”
All the other options are incorrect and can, therefore, be eliminated.
Hence, a is the correct answer.
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