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English Idioms & Idiomatic Expressions


Money - Finance - Wealth

(Idioms page 4 :   million dollars   →  more money than sense)

look like a million dollars If you look (or feel) like a million dollars, you look/feel extremely good.
With a tan and a new hairstyle she looked a million dollars!
lose your shirt If you lose your shirt, you lose all your money or possessions, especially as a result of speculation or gambling.
He lost his shirt when the bank want bankrupt.
make ends meet If you find it difficult to pay for your everyday needs because you have very little money, it is hard for you to make ends meet.
Anne's salary is so low that she finds hard to make ends meet.
make a killing If you say that someone has made a killing you mean that they have had great financial success.
He made a killing on the stock market.
make a mint If someone makes a mint, they make a large amount of money.
They made a mint selling hamburgers outside the football stadium.
made of money A person who is made of money is very rich and can buy whatever they want.
Hey! I can't afford that much. I'm not made of money!
money to burn People who have money to burn have so much money that they can spend it on anything they want.
A leather jacket is no problem for Sarah. She's got money to burn!
money burns a hole in your pocket To say that money burns a hole in somebody's pocket means that they are eager to spend it quickly or extravagantly.
As soon as she's paid she goes shopping. Money burns a hole in her pocket!
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 for jam A very easy way of earning money is called money for jam.
All you've got to do is hand out brochures.  It's money for jam!
money for old rope Money earned from a task that requires very little effort is called money for old rope.
Getting paid for watering the garden is money for old rope!
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.
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!
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!
   
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