Idioms in English help you express yourself in a much better than plain English words. They help you speak fluent English and sound advanced in English speaking. This spoken English lesson will teach you 8 Money Idioms that will make you feel like a millionaire! Try using these idioms in English that are related to money to improve English fluency and sound confident in English. #moneyidioms #englishidioms #speakfluentenglish
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Welcome to one more great English Lesson to improve your English fluency.
Today’s lesson will make you feel like a millionaire.
We will look at 8 Idioms that are related to money.
I will give you the idiom, explain what it means, followed by an example sentence to help you use it instantly in your daily English conversations.
Why should you learn idioms?
Well, idioms help you speak English expressively and most advanced English learners, I mean the one’s at the C1 level know at least 300 to 400 English idioms.
Sounds interesting, let’s get started.
To have money to burn.
Imagine, you have so much money that you don’t know what to with it.
It means spending a lot of money on things that are not necessary.
In short, you have so much money that you will get tired of counting it.
Here’s how you could use it.
I don’t know what his job is but he certainly seems to have money to burn.
Meaning he looks loaded and spends money lavishly.
Here’s Idiom number two.
To have deep pockets.
Again it means someone is loaded. They have a lot of money or wealth.
For example –
My company has deep pockets to beat any competition.
This means, the company is super rich to spend tons of money on advertising and beat the competition in the market.
Politicians with the deepest pockets usually win the election.
Do you think that’s true? Well, I think so.
If you have deep pockets, you can manipulate the voter through mass advertising.
Why don’t you try making a sentence in the comments using deep pockets, It will help you remember it better.
The next idiom on my list is
To strike gold
One meaning of this idiom could be to win a gold medal in a sports competition.
But, in normal conversation, it could mean.
To make large amounts of profits or to suddenly become rich.
The investors have struck gold by investing in the start-up at the early stage.
Meaning, the start-up did exceedingly well and has grown to become a unicorn.
Do you know any such start-ups in your country that have struck gold? Let me know in the comments below.
So, that’s to strike gold. Let’s move on to our next idiom.
At number four I have,
To make a bundle.
Well, it means of course making a lot of money. But you can use this idiom to say, to make a very large amount of money, especially by doing something very successfully.
Meaning you introduce something that’s innovative and cutting edge, which in turn makes you a lot of money.
For example –
I hear Ryan is making a bundle with sales from his latest book.
This means Ryan’s new book is a best seller and he is making good money out of its sales.
I hope you got it, and know how to use it in a sentence. Let’s move on to the next idiom.
Next up is
To be worth a million bucks.
The word bucks in this idiom refer to money. It’s a slang term to say money.
It means something is extremely valuable or looks to be precious.
This software code is worth a million bucks, pitch it right to the investors.
I am sure you know how valuable tech companies have become over the course of time, companies like Facebook, Instagram, google, and Microsoft are all driven by their cutting-edge software and are one of the most valued companies today.
In short, they are extremely valuable.
Let’s move on to our next idiom on the list, which is.
To pick up the tab.
Have you come across a situation where, you had to pay the restaurant bill all alone, when your friends just disaapeared at the of paying. Well, in such situation you can use this idiom.
It means, to pay for something, that’s used or purchased by someone else.
Don’t worry, you can order whatever you feel like, my boss will pick up the tab for lunch.
Meaning, the bill or the ckeck is on the company or your boss.
Pretty interesting idiom, try writing a sentence in the comments using, pick up the tab. And we move on to our next idiom which is.
Most of the robberies happen during the night. But what does it mean to say daylight robbery.
Well, it means paying much more for something, such as a product or a service than it’s worth.
Take a look at this example.
A phone cover for 200 dollars, now that’s daylight robbery.
Or you could say –
An interest of 28 per cent on my credit card is outstanding, It’s a daylight robbery.
Well, I think credit cards are nothing but a money trap. They are never-ending loans, what do you feel? Let me know in the comments.
And the last idiom for today is –
Have you heard it before? Cash cow!
It means a product or a service that brings a continuous flow of income.
It’s the most reliable source of income for the company or an individual.
IPhone is the cash cow for the apple corporation.
Internet data packages is the new cash cow for telecom company.
I hope you got it.
Well, those were 8 interesting English idioms with money. I hope you enjoyed today’s English lesson and learnt some useful English phrases, let me know in the comments, which one is your favourite idiom.
I shall see you soon, with another English lesson, until then, Keep learning, Keep practicing English. Bye for now.