Cost an arm and a leg ってどういう意味？
Cost an arm and a leg は何かをした代償が「高くついた」という意味の、比喩的な表現です。
Cost an arm and a leg ってどういう場面で使うの？
Justin: How was your trip to Italy? Was it expensive?
You: Yes. It cost an arm and a leg.
Cost an arm and a leg の自然な使い方を動画で学ぶ
Hello everyone! Justin here and welcome
back to another Bizmates for Beginners
video lesson where every week, we
introduce a new idiom phrase or
expression that you can use in your
daily business conversation. And this
week, everyone, we are going to learn "cost an arm and a leg." All right, so to find
out what this means and how to use it,
please stay tuned to everyone. But first,
as always, let's do a quick review of
last week's class. All right everyone, so
imagine I say "Wow! We have so much work this month." So in order to accomplish all
of our tasks, you know, we need to work
harder. We need to work faster. We need to
work more efficiently. So how do you say
that using the expression from last week?
I'll give you five seconds to think
about it. Are you ready? Okay, go. Okay and
time is up. If you said "Yes, we have to
step it up"
that's exactly right. Well done and thank
you for remembering last week's class.
Okay everyone. Let's move on to "cost an
arm and a leg." Now this is what I
sometimes hear, all right. So I'm talking to
my good friend and colleague Taro and
Taro just came back from vacation. So I say Taro, welcome back. So how was your trip
to Italy? You know, was the flight
expensive? Taro says "Yes. It was expensive."
Okay, well you answered the question very
clearly. Taro, thank you. Yes, it was
expensive. So yes, it is simple and easy to
understand, but you might hear a native
English speaker say something like this.
"Yes. It cost an arm and a leg." Right.
Okay. Yeah, flying all the way to Europe
from here, yeah, it must be expensive,
right? So whenever something is very
pricey, maybe you bought a really nice
new suit or maybe a nice watch or maybe
refurnished or renovated the whole
office, well it certainly cost an arm and
a leg. If you spent a lot of money, okay
so if it's very expensive, you had to use
a lot of money, it cost an arm and a leg.
All right, so pronunciation. It's as you see
it here, everyone, "cost an arm and a leg."
So please repeat after me.
Yeah, it cost an arm and a leg. Your turn.
All right. Now after my question. "So how was
your trip to Italy? Was the flight
expensive?" "Yes, it cost an arm and a leg."
Okay, so please remember this for our
class next week, everyone.
Okay our bonus question is another way
to say "I'm so happy." If you know what the
answer is, please leave it in the
comments below. But if you don't know
what the answer is and you are curious,
well you are in luck because it was
covered in one of our previous Bizmates
for Beginners video lessons, so take a
look if you have the time. Okay everyone,
so that is it from me this week. Thank you
always for watching. Have a great weekend everyone and I'll see you next time.