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deep pockets and short arms #1 (permalink) Tue Jan 04, 2011 11:17 am   deep pockets and short arms
 

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ESL/EFL Test #332 "English Slang Idioms (53)", question 1

He has a lot of money, but he's got deep pockets and ......... arms. He hasn't given one dollar to charity or research.

(a) shallow
(b) strong
(c) short
(d) stiff

English Language Tests, Intermediate level

ESL/EFL Test #332 "English Slang Idioms (53)", answer 1

He has a lot of money, but he's got deep pockets and short arms. He hasn't given one dollar to charity or research.

Correct answer: (c) short

Your answer was: correct
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We say when somebody has money but never puts its hand in his pocket to pay for anything has deep pocket short arms.
This man is a miser; tight-fished;stingy.
saying: count every penny
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