“cost an arm and a leg”是指賣的很貴還是很便宜？20％ off是指打二折還是打八折呢？
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1. It cost a fortune.
ex. It cost me a fortune to get my car fixed/repaired.
2. It cost an arm and a leg.
ex. These concert tickets/ this painting cost us an arm and a leg!
3. That’s a rip off.
ex. When I took a taxi from the airport, it was a rip-off. The driver overcharged me.
4. That’s bit pricey.
ex. I think you can buy another jacket because this one’s a bit too pricey.
5. I can’t afford it.
ex. I can’t afford this car, right now it will cost me a fortune. Maybe we can buy it in the future.
6. That’s quite reasonable.
ex. I went to a really popular mall in Dubai and I was expecting it to be a bit pricey however to my surprise it turned out to be quite reasonable.
7. That’s a good deal.
8. It’s 20％ off.
ex. I availed 20 % off on the overall purchase.
9. It was a real bargain.
ex. These beach T-shirts were a real bargain at the local bazaar and if I got them from the mall they would have cost me a fortune.
10. It was dirt cheap.