Catch Word #260 – Pay through the nose

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Have you ever wished there were an expression that perfectly fit how you feel about just how expensive something is? You’re in luck because, in English, there is! Today, Andrew and Kassy share two idiomatic expressions used when talking about buying something that is overpriced or, in your opinion, too expensive.

The Culips Catch Word series explains idioms, phrasal verbs, and expressions used in everyday life. Listening to our Catch Word audio lessons helps improve your English listening and speaking skills while also giving you new ways to talk about pricey or expensive things.

Fun facts

When it comes to price tags, nine is a magic number. Studies show that when an item’s price ends with the number nine—such as $39 or $10.99—it sells better than an identical item with any other number at the end of its price—such as $35 or $10.50.

Expressions included in the study guide

  • To cost an arm and a leg
  • Bougie
  • It’s a wash
  • To put a dent in [something]
  • To pay through the nose
  • Ritzy

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Music Credit: Something Elated by Broke For Free, Step On by Jahzzar
Photo Credit: Victor Clime (Unsplash.com)

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king_k
king_k
2 months ago

Hello guys,
Thank you for this nice episode, I just like to share that in Arabic we use the expression that shows selling another part in the body :), which is “cost you a kidney”

Andrew from Culips
Andrew from Culips
Reply to  king_k
2 months ago

Thanks for sharing, that’s really interesting. I wonder if other languages around the world have similar expressions?

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