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20+ Interesting Money Idioms in English

20+ Interesting Money Idioms in English

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Following is a list of more than 20 interesting money idioms in English you should learn to use in your daily life.

Money Idioms List

List of 20+ money idioms in English.

All that glitters is not gold

  • Meaning: This phrase means that appearances can be misleading and that everything that looks priceless doesn’t have to be.
  • Example: I bought the expensive looking watch but it stopped working after a week. I realized that all that glitters is not gold.

Blank cheque

  • Meaning: To leave a cheque blank is to allocate unlimited funds to a project or a person.
  • Example: I was told that the project had to be successful and I would be given a blank cheque for the same.

Dime a dozen 

  • Meaning: This phrase is used to refer to something that is very easy to procure and thus is of little value.
  • Example: Don’t bother with these, they’re available dime a dozen.

Easy money

  • Meaning: The phrase is used to refer to money that can be earned without much effort.
  • Example: The task was simple and got him easy money.

Feel like a million bucks 

  • Meaning: The phrase is used to refer to a feeling of immense happiness.
  • Example: Now that I’m married, I feel like a million bucks.

Give somebody a run for their money 

  • Meaning: This phrase is used for someone who is better than a professional in a particular sphere.
  • Example: Rajesh may not be well known but he can give most professional singers a run for their money.

Go broke

  • Meaning: This phrase is used to refer to a condition where someone loses all their money.
  • Example: Ravi spent all the money last night and now he’s broke.

Make ends meet

  • Meaning: This phrase is used to refer to a situation where there is not enough or just enough money for daily expenses and needs.
  • Example: I was unable to make ends meet with my meager income.

Not worth a cent

  • Meaning: This phrase is used to refer to an object that is worth nothing, not even a cent which is an exceedingly small amount of money.
  • Example: Don’t buy this house, it isn’t worth a cent.

Worth your salt

  • Meaning: this phrase is used when something is worth the amount it costs.
  • Example: Buy this car; it’s worth your salt.

To foot the bill

  • To pay for something

Money talks

  • Rich people can get what they want

Be made of money

  • If you are made of money, you are rich man

Banner Year

  • A year marked by strong successes

Money to burn

  • Extra money to spend however one likes

To cut your losses

  • To stop doing something for avoiding losing money

To make a killing

  • To earn a lot of money

Asound as a dollar

  • Very secure and dependable


  • Selling something for cash only and with no delivery

Get a run for one’s money

  • To receive a challenge, to receive what one deserves

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