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#173548 - 02/14/08 02:21 AM Re: Paying through the teeth [Re: Hydra]  
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Will it cost him an arm and a leg?

#173777 - 02/21/08 12:47 AM Re: Paying through the teeth [Re: Zed]  
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Originally Posted By: Zed
Will it cost him an arm and a leg?

Not sure, can't quite put my finger on it, but is there a term for sayings like paying through the nose, lying through the teeth, costing an arm and a leg, going over my head, keeping an eye on things, etc that use body parts as metaphors?

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