Money

a quick buck

Meaning: to make money quickly.

Example: He decided to make a quick buck by selling his CD collection. Read on

the other side of the coin

Meaning: the opposite aspect, contrasting arguments.

Example: You should consider the other side of the coin when a wife leaves her husband and not just blame her for walking out on him. Read on

easy money

Meaning: Rewards, progress or other good results with little or no effort.

Example: The problem is that the working class perpetually has to struggle to get by, whereas the rich continually have access to easy money. Read on

pay as you go

Meaning: a payment system that allows you to pay right before a service you use rather than later.

Example: When it comes to mobile phone contracts, seven out of ten customers opt for pay-as-you-go plans. Read on

rob Peter to pay Paul

Meaning: to cause harm to one person in order to do good for another.

Example: I moved money from the college savings account to my main account so the debit would clear, robbing Peter to pay Paul. Read on

rip off

Meaning: the act of stealing

Example: I can't believe I paid that much money for that outfit. It was a rip off. Read on

hit the roof

Meaning: experience sudden anger

Example: Jake's parents are going to hit the roof when they see the damage he's done to their car. Read on

bare bones

Meaning: most basic and important elements or facts

Example: Wendy told us a bare-bones version of the long story. Read on

in the red

Meaning: more money going out than coming in

Example: If your bank account goes in the red, the bank will charge you for every transaction. Read on

in hand

Meaning: under control

Example: Don't worry about a thing; I've got it all in hand. I did it all online. Read on

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account for

Meaning: to have to provide an explanation for (something)

Example: The horrible weather accounted for more than 20 percent absenteeism at work today. Read on

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