150 Idioms on money - Set 14/15

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131. Hit the jackpot

  • Meaning: To achieve a significant success or win a large prize, especially unexpectedly.

  • Sentence Usage 1: The inventor hit the jackpot when his product became an overnight sensation.

  • Sentence Usage 2: Winning the lottery felt like hitting the jackpot for the struggling family.

132. Put your money where your mouth is

  • Meaning: To take action or support something with tangible effort or financial commitment.

  • Sentence Usage 1: If you believe in the cause, it's time to put your money where your mouth is.

  • Sentence Usage 2: Don't just talk about making a difference; put your money where your mouth is and contribute.

133. Get a run for your money

  • Meaning: To experience a situation that challenges or tests one's abilities, often providing value or excitement.

  • Sentence Usage 1: The competition was tough, but he got a run for his money.

  • Sentence Usage 2: The new employee certainly got a run for her money in the fast-paced environment.

134. On the money

  • Meaning: Accurate, correct, or precisely on target.

  • Sentence Usage 1: Your analysis was on the money; the project succeeded just as you predicted.

  • Sentence Usage 2: His assessment of the market trends was on the money, leading to profitable investments.

135. Bottom dollar

  • Meaning: The last of one's money; the amount of money that is least likely to be risked or lost.

  • Sentence Usage 1: He was willing to bet his bottom dollar on the success of the business.

  • Sentence Usage 2: I wouldn't risk my bottom dollar on that uncertain investment.

136. In the hole

  • Meaning: In debt; owing money; in a financial deficit.

  • Sentence Usage 1: After the unexpected expenses, they found themselves deep in the hole.

  • Sentence Usage 2: It's important to budget wisely to avoid being constantly in the hole.

137. Beyond your means

  • Meaning: Spending more money than one can afford; living in a manner that exceeds one's financial capacity.

  • Sentence Usage 1: Maintaining a lavish lifestyle can lead to living beyond your means.

  • Sentence Usage 2: It's crucial to avoid buying things beyond your means to stay financially stable.

138. Balance the books

  • Meaning: To ensure that the credits and debits in financial records are equal or to manage one's finances effectively.

  • Sentence Usage 1: As the accountant, her responsibility is to balance the books at the end of the fiscal year.

  • Sentence Usage 2: It's important for businesses to regularly balance the books to avoid financial discrepancies.

139. Cost an arm and a leg

  • Meaning: To be very expensive; to require a high cost or sacrifice.

  • Sentence Usage 1: Getting that custom-made dress would cost an arm and a leg.

  • Sentence Usage 2: The repairs to the vintage car would likely cost the owner an arm and a leg.

140. Smart money

  • Meaning: Money invested or spent wisely, often with a focus on long-term gains.

  • Sentence Usage 1: Smart money is invested in assets that have the potential for significant growth.

  • Sentence Usage 2: Making smart money decisions involves strategic planning and consideration of future outcomes.

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