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English Idioms & Idiomatic Expressions

Alphabetical List - M

(page 7 : money doesn't grow  → once in blue moon)

money doesn't grow on trees To say that money doesn't grow on trees means that it is not plentiful or easily obtained.
Watch how you spend your money Alex. It doesn't grow on trees you know!
money laundering When people launder money, they manage to conceal the source of illegally-obtained money so that it is believed to be legitimate.
Certain countries have been accused of facilitating money laundering.
more money than sense If you have more money than sense, you have a lot of money which you waste by spending it in a foolish manner.
He celebrated the birth of the baby by buying a sports car. He's got more money than sense!
put money where mouth is If you put your money where your mouth is, not only do you express your interest, you give financial support to causes that you believe in.
If people are really interested in helping the underprivileged, they should put their money where their mouth is.
rake in the money If you rake in the money, you make money in large quantities.
Bob's business is so successful, he's raking in the money.
see colour of someone's money If you want to see the colour of somebody's money, you want to be sure that the person in question has enough money to pay you before you accept to do something.
I want to see the colour of his money before shipping the goods.
money spinner If an activity is a money spinner, it is a very successful way of making money.
Washing cars was quite a money spinner when I was a student.
money talks Money talks means that people with a lot of money have power and influence.
The owner is a millionaire and he's influential - money talks!
throw money at If you throw money at something, you try to solve a problem by spending money on it, without using any other methods.
The refugee problem cannot be solved just by throwing money at it.
throw good money after bad Someone who spends additional money on something that was already considered a bad investment is said to throw good money after bad.
Buying a second-hand computer and then spending money to have it repaired is throwing good money after bad!
your money's worth If you get your money's worth, you receive good value for the amount of money you spend.
We bought a travel pass to use the public transport system and we really got our money's worth.
monkey business An activity which is organised in a deceitful or dishonest way is called monkey business.
The results announced seem suspicious - I think there's some monkey business going on.
month of Sundays This expression is an amusing way of referring to a very long period of time.
I haven't been to the theatre in a month of Sundays.
over the moon If you are over the moon about something, you are very happy about it.
When she heard the results of the exam, Caroline was over the moon!
once in a blue moon Something that happens once in a blue moon happens rarely or hardly ever.
She doesn't contact us very often.  We hear from her once in a blue moon!
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