arm in arm
- linked together by the arms
The couple walked along the street arm in arm.
cost an arm and a leg or cost (someone) an arm and a leg
- to cost a lot of money
My father's new car cost an arm and a leg.
give one`s right arm for (something)
- to give something of great value for something else
I would give my right arm for a chance to go to Australia with my friend next month.
long arm of the law
- the police and laws that are so powerful that no matter where you are you will be found and punished
The long arm of the law was finally able to capture the criminal.
pay an arm and a leg (for something)
- to pay a lot of money for something
We paid an arm and a leg for our new kitchen.
receive (someone) with open arms
- to greet someone eagerly
The employees received their new boss with open arms.
a shot in the arm
- something inspiring, something that gives someone energy
The latest opinion polls are a shot in the arm for the mayor's re-election campaign.
twist (someone`s) arm
- to force someone to do something, to threaten someone in order to make him or her do something
I had to twist my friend's arm so that he would let me use his car.
up in arms
- very angry and wanting to fight, equipped with guns or weapons and ready to fight
The students were up in arms over the school's plan to make them wear uniforms.