The plumber may mean the toilet tank is leaking into the bowl through the flapper valve found at the bottom of most toilet tanks, at least in the USA. This is the most common toilet leak.
To test, you can place just enough colored drink powder, KoolAid mix,(preferably without sugar so as not to attract insects) in the toilet tank, do not flush, but wait 5 min. If the water in the bowl begins to change color, then the flapper valve is leaking. This is a wasteful and possibly costly loss of water over time.
Flapper valves cost from $5.00 to $10.00 and are very easy to replace. Buy a good one. Many are guaranteed to last five years. It takes less than five minutes to change the flapper valve. All household toilet flapper valves should be replaced about once every five years. Even a small leak can allow an amazing and expensive loss of water. Areas with hard water cause mineral buildup on the flapper valves, or the rubber becomes hard and the valves do not seat well over time.
If the leak is in the coupling or feed line to the toilet, or if in the water control mechanism, then it may still be a "do it yourself" job, but a bit more tricky, and wet.
If the toilet is leaking around the seal to the floor, then depending upon the age of the structure and installation, it may be a much more complicated job. Again, simplest resolution may be "do it yourself", more complicated could get into heavy plumbing and even carpentry or flooring work.
The next best question from you to the plumber is what part is leaking, and from where to where. Discuss that answer here or with your local hardware or plumbing merchant. Or come back here. Most all of us are familiar with toilets in one way or another. :)
There is no intent to undermine the fine and high degree of integrity in the plumbing profession, but two opinions are almost always better than one.