150 Idioms on money - Set 07/15

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61. Pennies from heaven

  • Meaning: Unexpected money or good fortune, especially when it comes at a time of need.

  • Sentence Usage 1: Winning the lottery felt like pennies from heaven for the struggling family.

  • Sentence Usage 2: The unexpected bonus was like pennies from heaven, helping her cover unexpected expenses.

62. Golden handshake

  • Meaning: A generous financial package or severance payment offered to an employee, often as an incentive for early retirement or dismissal.

  • Sentence Usage 1: The executive received a golden handshake upon retiring from the company after decades of service.

  • Sentence Usage 2: The government's golden handshake policy aimed to reduce the workforce through voluntary retirements.

63. Don’t take any wooden nickels

  • Meaning: A cautionary expression advising someone not to be deceived or cheated.

  • Sentence Usage 1: Before making a major purchase, his grandfather always advised him, "Don't take any wooden nickels."

  • Sentence Usage 2: She reminded her friend not to take any wooden nickels when considering a deal that seemed too good to be true.

64. Struggle to make ends meet

  • Meaning: To face financial difficulties in meeting one's basic needs or covering expenses.

  • Sentence Usage 1: Despite working multiple jobs, they continued to struggle to make ends meet.

  • Sentence Usage 2: The economic downturn led many families to struggle to make ends meet.

65. Stinking rich

  • Meaning: Extremely wealthy or possessing a substantial amount of money.

  • Sentence Usage 1: The business tycoon was stinking rich and owned several luxury properties.

  • Sentence Usage 2: Some people dream of becoming stinking rich and enjoying a life of luxury.

66. Almighty dollar

  • Meaning: A symbolic reference to the power and influence of money, especially in American culture.

  • Sentence Usage 1: In the world of politics, the almighty dollar often plays a significant role in shaping decisions.

  • Sentence Usage 2: The phrase "almighty dollar" reflects the belief in the dominance of money in various aspects of life.

67. Not made of money

  • Meaning: Expressing that one does not have unlimited financial resources and cannot afford everything.

  • Sentence Usage 1: When asked to contribute a large sum, he replied, "I'm not made of money."

  • Sentence Usage 2: Parents often remind their children that they are not made of money when discussing extravagant requests.

68. Pony up

  • Meaning: To contribute money or pay a specified amount, often reluctantly.

  • Sentence Usage 1: Everyone had to pony up a small fee to cover the cost of the group outing.

  • Sentence Usage 2: The team members were required to pony up for the shared expenses of the project.

69. A day late and a dollar short

  • Meaning: Being too late to be effective or make a difference, often with a sense of regret.

  • Sentence Usage 1: He arrived at the concert a day late and a dollar short, missing the performance of his favorite band.

  • Sentence Usage 2: Submitting the proposal was a day late and a dollar short, as the deadline had already passed.

70. In the red

  • Meaning: Having a negative financial balance; being in debt or operating at a financial loss.

  • Sentence Usage 1: The company ended the fiscal year in the red due to unexpected expenses.

  • Sentence Usage 2: Personal finances were in the red, prompting him to reassess his spending habits.

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