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PODCAST | An Idiom a Day
Episode 114 -Transcript & Idiom Notes
Friday, 17 May 2018
a king’s ransom
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding cost an estimated $45.8 million us. Security and police protection are the most expensive costs. The British government pays the cost of security for the royal wedding, Meghan is expected to buy her wedding dress and, the royal family pays for all other wedding expenses.
In 2017 the average wedding in America costs $33,000. The wedding venue or location is the highest expense. 44% of weddings in America are paid for by the bride’s family. The tradition of the bride’s family paying for the wedding comes from the ancient concept of a dowry. A dowry is a sum paid to the groom for becoming the provider of the bride
Hello and welcome to episode 114 … of… An Idiom a Day
I’m Gina Johnson and the idiom of the day …is… a king’s ransom
A throne is only a bench covered with velvet – Napoléon Bonaparte
a king’s ransom …is a phrase used to emphasize an enormous amount of money
That sports car must have cost a significantly large amount of money.
Here is the same sentence using the idiom… a king’s ransom
That sports car must have cost a king’s ransom.
Here are a few more sentences using the idiom … a king’s ransom
He paid a king’s ransom for her engagement ring.
You have to pay a king’s ransom for a house in the city.
I bet you paid a king’s ransom for that watch.
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