Meaning of “cost an arm and a leg/a small fortune” in the English Dictionary

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"cost an arm and a leg/a small fortune" in British English

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cost an arm and a leg/a small fortune

UK also cost a bomb/the earth/a packet

to be extremely expensive:

I'd love to buy a Porsche, but they cost an arm and a leg.

(Definition of “cost an arm and a leg/a small fortune” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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