Talking about Prices ( Describing Expensive & Inexpensive items)

source: Learn English with Let's Talk     2016年9月20日
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1. It cost a fortune –
Meaning : cost a pretty penny (loads of money)
Example: It cost me a fortune to get my car fixed/repaired.

2. It cost an arm and a leg.
Meaning: to be very expensive.
Example: These concert tickets/ this painting cost us an arm and a leg!

3. That’s a rip off.
Meaning: overpriced, far more expensive than it should be.
Example: When I took a taxi from the airport, it was a rip-off. The driver overcharged me.

4. That’s bit pricey.
Meaning: means a little bit over expensive.
Example: I think you can buy another jacket because this one’s a bit too pricey.

5. I can’t afford it.
Meaning: I don’t have enough money to buy it.
Example: “I can’t afford this car, right now it will cost me a fortune. Maybe we can buy it in the future.”

6. That’s quite reasonable
Meaning: it’s priced correctly.
I went to a really popular mall in Dubai and I was expecting it to be a bit pricey however to my surprise it turned out to be quite reasonable.

7. That’s a good deal
Meaning: a situation where you get a large amount of something (some profit)
Situation: Telling your friend that you bought a new phone which you didn’t expect to be so great and while your exploring it’s really awesome features you could tell her that it’s a good deal for money.

8. It’s 20 off.
Meaning: 20 % discount.
Telling somebody: I availed 20 % off on the overall purchase.

9. It was a real bargain
Meaning: a thing bought or offered for sale much cheaply than is usual or expected
Example: These beach T-shirts were a real bargain at the local bazaar and if I got them from the mall they would have cost me a fortune.

10. It was dirt cheap.
Meaning: extremely inexpensive
Example: Let’s buy some more of those plums. They're dirt cheap.