Idioms are essential part of any language. In that sense, here are nine idioms about money that could be handy in different situations.

Earn a fortune

Meaning:  to earn a lot of money

He made a fortune on the stock market.

Tighten your belt

Meaning: to reduce the amount of money that you normally spend.

We’ve had to tighten our belts since my wife lost her job.

Chicken feed

Meaning: an amount of money that is too small to be significant.

It’s a nice job but the salary is chicken feed.

Feel the pinch

Meaning: to have financial problems because you are not earning as much as you used to earn.

When his parents lost their jobs they began to feel the pinch.

Hard up

Meaning:  not having enough money.

I’m hard up these days.

Keep the wolf from the door

Meaning:  to have just enough money to buy basic necessities.

He works two jobs to help keep the wolf from the door.

Have deep pockets

Meaning:  to have a lot of money

This company has deep pockets.

Get your fingers burnt

Meaning: to suffer loss as the result of doing something risky

He got his fingers burnt in foreign markets.

Cost an arm and a leg

Meaning:  to be extremely expensive.

The fur coat cost her an arm and a leg.

Idioms about money

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