Armed to the Teeth

Meaning of Idiom ‘Armed to the Teeth’ To be armed to the teeth means to be carrying many deadly weapons or other military equipment; to be excessively armed; to be over-equipped or excessively over-prepared for something. 1Ammer, Christine. American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013.,2Heacock, Paul. Cambridge Dictionary of American Idioms]. Cambridge: Cambridge … Read more

Give Your Right Arm (for something)

Also: give your right arm to do something Meaning of Idiom ‘Give Your (or one’s) Right Arm’ If you would give your right arm for something you would sacrifice a lot or go to great lengths to obtain it; to want something very much. 1Ayto, John. Oxford Dictionary of English Idioms. Oxford: Oxford U, 2010.,2Ammer, … Read more

Arm and a Leg, an

Also: Cost and arm and a leg Charge an arm and a leg Pay and arm and a leg Give and arm and a leg Meaning of Idiom ‘An Arm and a Leg’ An arm and a leg is a very large amount of money; a very high price. 1Ammer, Christine. American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms]. Boston: … Read more

Babe in Arms, a

A babe in arms literally refers to a very young child or a baby who is not yet able to walk or crawl, and so must be carried in someone’s arms. As an idiomatic expression, though, it doesn’t need to refer to a child or baby at all. Meaning of Idiom ‘Babe in Arms’ Used as an … Read more

At Arm’s Length

Also: Hold at arm’s length Keep within arm’s length Meaning of ‘At Arm’s Length’ To keep someone or something at arm’s length is to maintain an emotional distance as to avoid familiarity or intimacy; to dissociate yourself from someone or something and to avoid coming into close contact. A variant is to hold at arm’s length. … Read more