An Arm and A Leg

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Qois Findo Adesty
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An Arm and A Leg

Postby Qois Findo Adesty » Thu Jun 25, 2015 12:52 pm

The metaphor "An Arm and A Leg" refers to something that costs very expensive. It is derived from a grim reality that, around world war era, there were many US newspaper reports of servicemen who had lost an arm and a leg in the recent war. It is possible that the phrase originated in reference to the high cost paid by those who suffered such amputations.

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