150 Idioms on money - Set 03/15

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21. Pay up

  • Meaning: To settle a debt or make a required payment.

  • Sentence Usage 1: You borrowed money; it's time to pay up.

  • Sentence Usage 2: The customer was asked to pay up the outstanding balance before the deadline.

22. Cash in the barrelhead

  • Meaning: Receiving payment in full or obtaining cash outright.

  • Sentence Usage 1: The seller preferred cash in the barrelhead for the antique furniture.

  • Sentence Usage 2: He negotiated the deal to receive cash in the barrelhead rather than installments.

23. Bring home the bacon

  • Meaning: To earn a living or provide financial support for one's family.

  • Sentence Usage 1: It's his responsibility to bring home the bacon and support his family.

  • Sentence Usage 2: She works hard to bring home the bacon and cover household expenses.

24. Loaded

  • Meaning: Having a substantial amount of money or wealth.

  • Sentence Usage 1: After the successful business deal, he became loaded.

  • Sentence Usage 2: Winning the lottery left her loaded with cash.

25. Play the market

  • Meaning: To engage in buying and selling financial instruments, such as stocks, with the aim of making a profit.

  • Sentence Usage 1: Some investors prefer to play the market actively, while others take a long-term approach.

  • Sentence Usage 2: Playing the market requires a good understanding of financial trends and risks.

26. Make an honest buck

  • Meaning: To earn money through legitimate and ethical means.

  • Sentence Usage 1: He believes in making an honest buck rather than resorting to dishonest practices.

  • Sentence Usage 2: The entrepreneur built a successful business by making an honest buck and delivering quality products.

27. At all costs

  • Meaning: Regardless of the difficulties or sacrifices involved.

  • Sentence Usage 1: The team was determined to win at all costs.

  • Sentence Usage 2: She pursued her goals at all costs, even facing challenges along the way.

28. Penny for your thoughts

  • Meaning: A way of asking someone what they are thinking or feeling.

  • Sentence Usage 1: You seem deep in thought; a penny for your thoughts?

  • Sentence Usage 2: He looked thoughtful, and she asked, "Penny for your thoughts?"

29. Bet your bottom dollar

  • Meaning: To be extremely sure or certain about something.

  • Sentence Usage 1: I'll bet my bottom dollar that he'll be on time.

  • Sentence Usage 2: She would bet her bottom dollar on the success of the project.

30. Take a beating

  • Meaning: To experience a significant loss, defeat, or failure.

  • Sentence Usage 1: The company's stocks took a beating in the market.

  • Sentence Usage 2: Despite their efforts, the team took a beating in the championship.

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