October 6th, 2015 in Expressions
Here is a list of idiomatic expressions about money.
This expression is used to suggest that someone regards money as more important than anything else.
- The master warned his disciples against spending their whole life chasing the almighty dollar.
To ante up is to pay money
- We had to ante up thousands of dollars to get our roof fixed.
As phony as a three-dollar bill
If something is as phony as a three-dollar bill, it is not genuine.
- The offer was as phony as a three-dollar bill.
As sound as a dollar
If something is as sound as a dollar, it is very secure.
- The CEO insisted that their company was as sound as a dollar.
At a premium
If you buy something at a premium, you pay a higher price than normal.
- I decided to watch the match on TV as the tickets were selling at a premium.
Bet one`s bottom dollar
To bet your bottom dollar on something is to bet all that you have.
- I would bet my bottom dollar on Barcelona. I am confident that they will win the Spanish League.
Beyond one’s means
To live beyond your means is to spend more than you earn.
- If you live beyond your means, you will soon find yourself in the debt trap.
Be born with a silver spoon in one`s mouth
When you are born with a silver spoon in your mouth, you are born to wealth and comfort.
- Although my friend was born with a silver spoon in his mouth, he is very down to earth.