Idioms about money

Idioms about money

a bad penny
Meaning: The phrase a bad penny refers to a person or thing which is unpleasant, dishonorable, or unwanted that is likely to reappear, particularly at inconvenient times.

a dime’s worth
Meaning: an insignificant amount

a fool and his money are soon parted
Meaning: this means that stupid people spend money without thinking about it enough.

a penny saved is a penny earned
Meaning: you mean it is wise to save money.

all that glitters is not gold
Meaning: appearance is sometimes misleading. Things that appear valuable or worthwhile might not be as good as they look.

bank on
Meaning: to expect something or rely on.

bet your bottom dollar
Meaning: This idiom is used to say that one is sure about something.

big bucks
Meaning: lots of money.

blank cheque
Meaning: that one is given an unlimited freedom of action.

coining it
Meaning: to be earning a lot of money quickly.

coining money
Meaning: earning a lot of money quickly.

come at a price
Meaning: something negative or unpleasant occurs as a consequence.

come into money
Meaning: you get some money unexpectedly, usually by inheritance.

cost an arm and a leg
Meaning: it is extremely expensive.

cut your losses
Meaning: This idiom is used to mean that you should do something to avoid losing any more money.

dime a dozen
Meaning: Said about anything that is common, inexpensive, and easy to get or available any where.

dollars to donuts
Meaning: something is very likely to be true or that one is certain about something.

drop a dime
Meaning: to drop a dime means to make a phone call, usually calling the police to inform on or betray someone.

for a song
Meaning: very cheaply.

for love nor money
Meaning: said when it is difficult to get something or persuade someone.

for my money
Meaning: in my opinion.

have money to burn
Meaning: to be very rich and spend a lot of money on unnecessary things.

ill-gotten gains
Meaning: money or other possession gained dishonestly.

in the money
Meaning: very rich

licence to print money
Meaning: If a company or activity is a licence to print money, it generates a lot of money without much effort.

made of money
Meaning: be rich.

make a fast buck
Meaning: to earn money without much effort.

make an honest buck
Meaning: an idiomatic expression that means to make an honest living.

make good money
Meaning: you earn a decent income or enough money to live comfortably

marry money
Meaning: to marry a rich person.

minting it
Meaning: earning a lot of money quickly.

minting money
Meaning: Earning a lot of money quickly.

money for jam
Meaning: said about a job when it is an easy way of earning money.

money for old rope
Meaning: Said about a job when it is an easy way of earning money.

money spinner
Meaning: a business or product that makes a lot of money for someone.

money talks
Meaning: money talks suggest that with money people can get whatever they want.

not come cheap
Meaning: said about something that is of good quality and is therefore expensive.

pay good money for something
Meaning: If you paid good money for something, you paid a substantial amount of money for it.

pay through the nose
Meaning: you pay a lot of money for it. The price you pay is more than is reasonable.

pay your dues
Meaning: to earn respect or a position by a lot of hard work and sacrifice.

pick up the tab
Meaning: to pay the bill.

put money on somebody or something
Meaning: to bet money or to believe that someone will accomplish something or that something will happen.

quote a price
Meaning: state in advance the price for…

rags to riches
Meaning: The phrase rags-to-riches refers to any situation in which a person rises from poverty to wealth.

save money for a rainy day
Meaning: an idiomatic expression that means to reserve money for a time when it might be needed unexpectedly.

strapped for cash
Meaning: to be short of money.

time is money
Meaning: a proverb which means that one should not waste time, because one could be using it to earn money.

turn up like a bad penny
Meaning: A person or thing which is unpleasant, disreputable, or otherwise unwanted, especially one which repeatedly appears at inopportune times.

worth its weight in gold
Meaning: to someone or something that is valuable.

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