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.
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.
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.
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