a small fortune
a large amount of money
Flying to Australia will cost us an arm and a leg. Let us go somewhere nearby.
Are you sure you want to buy this bag, it will cost you an arm and a leg?
Let us wait for a week to go to the movie. Now the tickets will cost us an arm and a leg.
It is said that this idiom originated after World War II when many soldiers lost their arms and legs. It was a big price to pay for the country hence the phrase.
be worth a fortune
What have you done with your brand new car? To fix it will be worth a fortune.
cost a bomb
A sports bike will cost a bomb. I cannot afford it.
cost a pretty penny
A house in such a locality will cost a pretty penny. Think twice if you can want to purchase it.
cost the earth
Everyone can purchase a DSLR today. It’s not like it will cost the earth.
worth a king’s ransom
Are you sure you want a diamond necklace as a wedding gift? I will have to pay a king’s ransom for it.
pay through the nose
I heard you had to pay through the nose to get this house renovated.
a bit steep
Don’t you think its a bit steep that this bag cost you 1020 bucks?
I don’t think you should repair this laptop. I will find someone else because what you are charging is a daylight robbery.
break the bank
I got a few discount coupons as a gift. Now I can shop without breaking the bank.
pay top dollar
Why do you have to pay the top dollar to watch first-day first show for the movie? Wait for a few days, and the prices will go down.
cheap at twice the price
I gave 1 dollar for this book – it will be cheap at twice the price.
cheap and cheerful
If you are looking for an affordable place to dine, go here as this is cheap and cheerful.
cheap at half the price
I got this jewelry set for $20 – cheap at half the price!
You can buy clothes from this new place it is dirt cheap.
cheap as chips
Let’s go to the electronic market we can buy mobiles at a low price, as cheap as chips.