In the listening lesson “Sex and the City 2!” I talked about buying snacks at the movie theatre. I said:
Admission for an adult is now $11.99, which is not so bad, but they charge an arm and a leg for food and drinks!!
Here are some other ways to say that something is expensive:
Wow! That house looks expensive. It must have cost a small fortune.
Oooh, is that a new Prada bag? That must have cost you a pretty penny!
I really like the new restaurant that opened up down the street. It’s a bit pricey but the food is worth it!
We found the perfect location for our wedding reception, but we had to pay through the nose for it!
I would love to go to Switzerland on vacation, but a trip right now would definitely break the bank!
Going to the movies is expensive, but it won’t break the bank!
(to break the bank = to cost all the money you have in the bank; more commonly used in the negative form to not break the bank when you want to say that something is expensive, but not that expensive.)
The New York Yankees pay top dollar for the best baseball players.
(to pay top dollar= to pay a lot of money for something.)
Do you have any interesting expressions in your language to say that something is expensive?