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Hello all!

Yesterday I heard this idiom, "I would give my left nut to see it again" in a film. Though, the sense of it is pretty clear, but can anyone tell me what does it mean literally. Especially, what nut was he speaking about? Also how rude this idiom is?

Thanks in advance,
Ilya
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nuts = balls = testes
In terms of rudeness, it would be fine amongst friends (if you are a man). The more polite version, which is perfectly socially acceptable, would be “I would give my right arm”. This is used by men and women.

Lil’ Ruby Rose
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It is quite a crude way of putting it and it would offend quite a lot of people. You could say it to me and I'd laugh, but my dad wouldn't be amused!
AnonymousIn terms of rudeness, it would be fine amongst friends (if you are a man). The more polite version, which is perfectly socially acceptable, would be “I would give my right arm”. This is used by men and women.

Lil’ Ruby Rose

Many years ago, while I was still in the habit of frequenting such places, I heard a man playing pool in a tavern say, "I'd give my right arm to be ambidextrous". I thought that was pretty good, considering where I was.
Hi,

I heard 'You should learn to cut your finger-nails with your left hand, in case you lose your right one.

Clive
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the line is from "Edward Scissorhands" said by the character "Jim"
While repeated in Edward S... the saying is much older. As a senior citizen, I've heard this saying as far back as my childhood
Agreed. I saw in a baseball documentary Ted Williams said of the Boston sports writers "they'd give their left nut for me to have a bad year, but they'll keep their left nut " because TW didn't have bad years.
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