Money idioms are everywhere and apply to so much more than just money! So get your cold hard cash ready as we dive into some money idioms!
1. Break the bank – to use up all of your money
Example: John knew that renting the ocean view apartment would break the bank, so he settled for a smaller apartment.
2. Bring home the bacon – to earn money for a family
Example: His wife chooses not to work, so Robert has to bring home the bacon.
3. Cash in on (something) – to make money from an opportunity
Example: The former athlete cashed in on his popularity to open a nightclub in his name.
4. Give (someone) a blank check – to let someone do whatever they want (as if the amount on the check were left blank)
Example: The professor gave the students a blank check with the only requirement being that they turn in their project on time.
5. Turn on a dime – to make a turn in a very small area
Example: The car handles very well and can turn on a dime.
6. Bet your bottom dollar – to bet all that you have because you are certain you will win
Example: I would bet my bottom dollar that Rachel will show up late again today.
7. Look like a million dollars – to look very good
Example: As she stepped out in her wedding dress, she looked like a million dollars.
8. Pinch pennies – to be very careful with money, to be thrifty
Example: My grandfather always pinches pennies; he never spends money if he doesn’t have to.
9. Put in your two cents – to give your opinion about something
Example: You can put in your two cents after I am finished going over all the facts.
10. For peanuts – for very little or no pay
Example: The students had very little money, so they were willing to work for peanuts.
Are there more money idioms that you hear regularly? Share with us!