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English Idioms and Idiomatic Expressions 


MONEY - FINANCE - WEALTH, page 4

Idioms
from:   'look like a million dollars'   to:  'money laundering'


  • look (or feel) like a million dollars
    • If you look (or feel) like a million dollars, you look/feel extremely good or attractive.
      "With a tan and a new hairstyle Jane looked (like) 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 went 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!"

  • (have) 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."

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