give\ one's\ right\ arm

v. phr.
To give something of great value; sacrifice.

During our long hike in the desert, I would have given my right arm for an ice cold drink.


Словарь американских идиом. — СПб., Изд-во "Лань". . 1997.

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  • give one's right arm — To give or do anything in one s power • • • Main Entry: ↑arm * * * informal used to convey a strong desire to have or do something I d give my right arm to go with them …   Useful english dictionary

  • give one's right arm — give something of great value I would give my right arm to be able to go to Italy with the rest of the group. все отдать за что л. During the long sermon I would have given my right arm for a smoke …   Idioms and examples

  • give one's right arm for — {v. phr.} To give something of great value; sacrifice. * /During our long hike in the desert, I would have given my right arm for an ice cold drink./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • give one's right arm for — {v. phr.} To give something of great value; sacrifice. * /During our long hike in the desert, I would have given my right arm for an ice cold drink./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • give\ one's\ right\ arm\ for — v. phr. To give something of great value; sacrifice. During our long hike in the desert, I would have given my right arm for an ice cold drink …   Словарь американских идиом

  • would give one's right arm for — informal wish for desperately. → arm …   English new terms dictionary

  • arm — See: GIVE ONE S RIGHT ARM, KEEP AT A DISTANCE Or KEEP AT ARM S LENGTH, SHOT IN THE ARM, TAKE UP ARMS, TWIST ONE S ARM, UP IN ARMS, WITH OPEN ARMS, COST AN ARM AND A LEG …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • arm — See: give one s right arm, keep at a distance or keep at arm s length, shot in the arm, take up arms, twist one s arm, up in arms, with open arms, arm and a leg …   Словарь американских идиом

  • right — See: ALL RIGHT, ALL RIGHT FOR YOU, DEAD TO RIGHTS, GIVE ONE S RIGHT ARM, HEART IN THE RIGHT PLACE, IN THE RIGHT, PLAY ONE S CARDS RIGHT, PUT TO RIGHTS or SET TO RIGHTS, SERVE RIGHT, TO RIGHTS …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • right — See: all right, all right for you, dead to rights, give one s right arm, heart in the right place, in the right, play one s cards right, put to rights or set to rights, serve right, to rights …   Словарь американских идиом


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