give your right arm –
If you say “I’d give my right arm for that”, you mean that you want it a lot and would do almost anything to obtain it.
(I would give my right arm to meet the president.)
cost an arm and a leg –
If something costs an arm and a leg, it is very expensive.
(The new house cost us an arm and a leg, but we have no regrets.)
brother in arm –
a close associate especially: a fellow member of a military service
(Dorell and I have been brothers in arm since our childhood)
arm candy –
a very attractive person taken by another person to a social event in order to impress other people
(She is my arm candy just to make jealous to my girlfriend)
up in arms –
If you are up in arms about something, you are very angry.
(The population was up in arms over the demolition of the old theatre.)
chance one’s arm –
If you chance your arm, you try to do something even though there is little hope of success.
(Tony knew there was little hope of getting into Harvard but he decided to chance his arm anyway.)
arm of the law –
The expression ‘arm of the law’ refers to the extent to which the authority or power of the law extends.
(He fled to South America hoping to escape the arm of the law.)
(keep) at arm’s length –
If you keep someone at arm’s length, you do not allow yourself to become too friendly with them.
(It’s not easy to become friends with Sophie; she tends to keep everyone at arm’s length.)
The golden arm of the law
It was a warm summer afternoon. Harry was sitting in an armchair and l looking at his award that he was granted by the film director society. He had to give his right arm to get this award. And now he was living in a villa that cost arm and leg. He was the host of a party related to the recent Oscar ceremony.
He invited all the famous Hollywood actors and film directors. His brother in arm Johny came to the party with his arm candy who was an ex-wife of Harry. They went through Iraq together and now Harry has to suffer such a horrible stab in the back from his best friend. That’s why Harry and his present wife were up in arms.
Nobody expected a former FBI agent Joe to come to the party undercover. For the whole evening he has been staring at Johnny and overhearing his conversations. Johnny had a little secret. There was one time he took a chance on his arm and stole a big sum of money from Angelin Joly. The long arm of the law had reached even a closed party in the outback of Hollywood.
Since Johny’s arm candy was Harris’ former fiance, Harry kept Johny at an arm’s length for the whole evening and therefore didn’t notice the strange behavior of the guest. And it was a big surprise for him to see his former best friend being handcuffed in front of everyone. It was the best evening in Harry’s life. And the worst evening in Johny’s life.
Q&A that you wanna ask
1) Who was robbed by Johny?
2) What did Harry have to give to get this award?
3) What kind of ex was Harry’s former fiance?
4) What was the theme of the party described in the story?
5) Can a woman really come between the friendship of two men?
6) Why was that night the worst for Johny?