September 2nd, 2012 in Expressions
Here is a list of idioms built around the names of buildings
A hole in the wall
A hole in the wall is a small place to live or work in. It can also be used to refer to a cash machine or ATM.
I have rented a small hole in the wall near the railway station.
I went to the hole in the wall to withdraw some cash.
He lives in a hole in the wall.
Break the bank
To break the bank is to win all the money at a casino gambling table.
Look at his lavish lifestyle. He must have broken the bank.
To laugh all the way to the bank
To laugh all the way to the bank is to make a lot of money with little effort or investment.
We just can’t throw away this opportunity. If we do, our competitors will grab it and laugh all the way to the bank.
Will not break the bank
Used to say that something isn’t all that expensive.
Eating out every now and then won’t break the bank.
To bank on something/someone
If you can bank on someone you can be certain that they will be there for you when you need them.
He isn’t the kind of person you can bank on.
You can always bank on us.