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English Idioms & Idiomatic Expressions

Money - Finance - Wealth

(Idioms page 5 :  not for love or money  →  in for a penny)

not for love or money If you say that you cannot or will not do something for love or money, you mean that you will not do it under any circumstances.
I would not try bungee jumping for love or money!
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.
rolling in money Someone who is very wealthy or has access to great amounts of money is rolling in money.
Steve has no financial problems.  His parents are rolling 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.
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.
nest egg If you have a nest egg, you have a reserve of money which you put aside for future needs.
Our parents consider the money from the sale of their house as a nest egg for their old age.
out of your own pocket If you pay for something out of your own pocket, you cover the cost with your own money.
Breakfast is included but you must pay for lunch out of your own pocket.
pay over the odds If you pay over the odds, you pay too much or you pay more for something than it is really worth.
She's willing to pay over the odds for an original Kelly handbag to add to your collection.
paid peanuts If you are paid peanuts, you have a very low salary.
Jenny has a very interesting job, but she's paid peanuts. 
penny drops When a person has difficulty understanding or realizing something, and then the penny drops, they finally understand.
The teasing continued for some time until the penny dropped and the boy realized it was a joke!
in for a penny, in for a pound This expression means that once you start doing something, you might just as well do it wholeheartedly and not stop at half-measures.
Joe finally accepted to be on the committee, then he accepted to be the chairman. "In for a penny, in for a pound'." he said!
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