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Cost an arm and a leg

Posted by Bob on April 09, 2002

In Reply to: Cost an arm and a leg posted by Sunny on April 09, 2002

: Can anyone please tell me where this phrase "Costs an arm and a leg" comes from? Not the menaing of it but where it originates. Thanks

Aprevious posting has some speculation:
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