20 Collocations about MONEY
Hi English learners. Welcome to a new lesson. We will look at 20 collocations about money.
Here is the list:
- Borrow money from
- Lend money to
- Spend money on
- Owe money
- Pay back
- Waste money
- Cost money
- Earn money
- Get money out of the bank
- Win money
- Lose money
- Save money
- Sum/amount of money
- Set aside money
- Deposit money
- Big money
- Pocket money
- Easy money
- Raise money
- Put money on
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Borrow money from
Meaning: to take money from someone and give it back later.
- I borrowed £200 from a friend to have my car repaired.
- You shouldn’t borrow money unless you can pay it back.
Lend money to
Meaning: to give money to someone for a time period and expect them to pay you back.
- The bank lent money to Tom to start a business.
- It is not very wise to lend money to people you don’t know well.
Spend money on
Meaning: to use the money for buying things.
- While on the excursion, spend money carefully and don’t be too extravagant.
- Imelda Marcos spent a fortune on shoes.
Meaning: to have to pay the money back to someone because you’ve borrowed it from them.
- Michael owes £200 rent money to the landlord.
- I promise I’ll give you the money I owe you next weekend.
Meaning: to give someone back the money you borrowed from them.
- Do you think he will pay you back the money?
- My neighbour borrowed money from me and never paid me back.
Meaning: to use money foolishly, to spend more than is necessary.
- Don’t waste your money on renting the office. You should work from home.
- Why are you wasting money on the things you don’t need?
Meaning: refers to the amount of money you need to buy something.
- The production of the yacht costs a lot of money.
- It costs money to have a horse.
Collocations about MONEY
Meaning: to do some work for money.
- Senior managers in our company earn a lot of money.
- Mark earns a living as a carpenter.
Get money out of the bank
Meaning: to withdraw money from a bank.
- It is impossible to get money out of the bank without an ID.
- This card enables you to get money out of the bank at any time.
Meaning: to receive money for betting or playing a game.
- Our neighbour won £2 million in the lottery.
- Have you ever won money in competitions?
Meaning: to spend more than you can earn.
- Unfortunately, the company has lost a lot of money since the war started.
- Sophia invested in publishing a book but she lost money.
Meaning: to set aside some money for future use.
- We are saving money for a summer holiday.
- Lucy saved some money for a new car.
Sum/amount of money
Meaning: a quantity of money.
- The company donated a considerable sum of money to charity.
- Berry made a large amount of money by selling cars.
Set aside money
Meaning: keep some money for a particular future purpose.
- The bank set aside £1 million for the new road.
- The family set aside some money to repair the roof of the house.
Meaning: a sum of money a bank safekeeps for some time.
- You have to deposit money when you live in a foreign country in case you get ill or similar.
- We deposited £300 in a bank.
Meaning: a slang term referring to a large amount of money.
- The magazine paid big money to hear the story about the prince.
- They made big money selling sugar.
Collocations about MONEY
Meaning: a smaller amount of money parents give to their children.
- How much pocket money do you give to your children?
- They always give pocket money to their children on Saturday mornings.
Meaning: money you get for little or no work, or in a dishonest way.
- Let’s buy these for £2 and sell them for £3. It’s easy money.
- The boy tried to make some easy money by stealing.
Meaning: to collect money for a particular purpose.
- The campaign aimed at raising money for disabled children.
- Raising money helps others and makes a difference.
Put money on
Meaning: to place a bet on someone or something.
- They put money on horse number 3 at the horse race.
Manchester United must win. I put money on it.
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