Leg idioms

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Haziran 11, 2010 by
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In this episode, The Teacher introduces you to three idiomatic phrases connected with legs.

English Idioms:

Pulling somebody`s leg: fooling someone, joking with someone

Cost an arm and a leg : To cost too much. It cost an arm and a leg, so I didn’t buy it. Why should a little plastic part cost an arm and a leg?

Give no leg to stand on: [for an argument or a case] to have no support. (Informal. Do not have can be replaced with be without.) You may think you’re in the right, but you don’t have a leg to stand on. My lawyer said I didn’t have a leg to stand on, so I shouldn’t sue the company.

Example Sentences:
I am pulling your leg.
It cost an arm and a leg.
You haven’t got a leg to stand on.

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