would give one's right arm for

would give one's right arm for
informal
wish for desperately.
arm

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  • 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

  • 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 — 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

  • arm — arm1 noun 1》 each of the two upper limbs of the human body from the shoulder to the hand.     ↘a limb of an octopus, starfish, or other animal. 2》 a side part of a chair supporting a sitter s arm. 3》 a narrow strip of water or land projecting… …   English new terms dictionary

  • give — give1 W1S1 [gıv] v past tense gave [geıv] past participle given [ˈgıvən] ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(present or money)¦ 2¦(put something in somebody s hand)¦ 3¦(let somebody do something)¦ 4¦(tell somebody something)¦ 5¦(make a movement/do an action)¦… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • right — right1 [ raıt ] adverb *** ▸ 1 exactly ▸ 2 immediately ▸ 3 correctly/accurately ▸ 4 toward the right ▸ 5 all the way ▸ 6 completely ▸ 7 as would be normal ▸ + PHRASES 1. ) exactly: Their office is right in the middle of town. The keys were right… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • right — I UK [raɪt] / US adverb *** 1) exactly Their office is right in the middle of town. The keys were right here a minute ago. Am I late? No, you re right on time. right behind/in front of: Don t worry – I m right behind you. 2) immediately I knew… …   English dictionary

  • arm — arm1 W1S1 [a:m US a:rm] n ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(body)¦ 2¦(weapons)¦ 3¦(furniture)¦ 4¦(clothing)¦ 5 be up in arms 6 with open arms 7 somebody would give their right arm to do something 8 hold something at arm s length 9 keep/hold s …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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