Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “give your right arm”

give your right arm

informal
If you say that you would give your right arm to do or have something, you mean you would like it very much: I would give my right arm to meet the president.Wanting thingsHoping and hopefulness
(Definition of give your right arm from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Browse related topics

You are looking at an entry to do with Wanting things, but you might be interested in these topics from the Wanting topic area:

Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Translations of “give your right arm”

Word of the Day

microbrewery

a small company that makes beer, usually using traditional methods, and often has a restaurant where its beer is served

Word of the Day

Blog

Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More