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

Rob Peter to Pay Paul

Meaning of Idiom ‘Rob Peter to Pay Paul’ To rob Peter to pay Paul means to borrow money from one person or institution to pay back money owed to another person; to take from one person to give to another; to shift money or resources without accomplishing any gain or benefit. 1Ammer, Christine. American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms. Boston: … Read more

Pay The Piper

Used as an idiom since the mid to late-1800’s. Meaning of Pay the Piper Idiom To pay the piper means to accept and to bear the consequences for some action or circumstance (usually something you’ve done wrong or badly). Many sources, however, claim the meaning of this idiom is to pay the cost of an undertaking and … Read more