Idioms For Expensive:
Hello I’m English Teacher Fred how are you today? Today I’ve got some idioms about money. It’s four idioms that mean basically the same thing. They all mean something is very expensive. People talk about money a lot, so there’s many, many many words about things being expensive or cheap. Now, all four of these mean something is very expensive.

The first one: we paid a pretty penny for that! It was really expensive. It cost a pretty penny. A penny is a small amount of money, it’s the smallest amount of money, the smallest coin. But a pretty penny means very expensive. We paid a pretty penny for that, it was really expensive.

More Idioms For Expensive Things:

Okay, here’s another one. This one is pay through the nose. We paid through the nose for that car, it was so expensive! We had to pay through the nose. Pay through the nose? I don’t know why people would say that, I don’t know where it comes from. But it’s just something very common that people say. We had to pay through the nose for dinner last night, it was so expensive. We paid through the nose.

idioms for expensiveHere’s another one from the body: pay an arm and a leg. An arm and a leg. We paid an arm and a leg for that, it was so expensive. Very expensive. Paid an arm and a leg. Paid an arm and a leg. Listen to my American pronunciation: an arm and a leg. When people say idioms they usually say them very fast, because we know what the whole phrase is so we don’t need to say it slowly and clearly. We paid an arm and a leg for that, would be very strange, it sounds unusual. We paid and arm and a leg for that, is normal. An arm and a leg, an arm and a leg.

It’s American pronunciation: an arm and a leg. If we say all the words separately: an arm and a leg- it sounds very strange. An arm and a leg, sounds too formal. So we say it quickly: an arm and a leg. We paid an arm and a leg for that. An arm and a leg. An arm and a leg. It’s a little bit difficult: an arm and a leg. An arm and a. Anarmana. We paid an arm and a leg for that, it was so expensive.

Okay and one more: top dollar. We paid top dollar, it was really expensive. We had to pay top dollar. It means the most expensive, the highest price: top dollar. We paid top dollar for that it was really expensive. So it better be good, right?

Okay, that’s four idioms for expensive.

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