Money

in for a penny, in for a pound

Meaning: to complete a task, no matter what it may need.

Example: In for a penny, in for a pound, we need to stay up all night and get the report done since we cannot turn it in half-finished. Read on

on the money

Meaning: being right about something.

Example: What he predicted was right on the money. Read on

pound of flesh

Meaning: an unreasonable demand but something that is one's legal right.

Example: If you do not pay the amount of money, I have lent you by the agreed time, I will get a pound of flesh from you in return. Read on

blank check

Meaning: Complete authority or unrestricted freedom of action or a free hand.

Example: Roger was given a blank check by Mr. Musk. He could spend as much as he wanted to implement the latest driving technology. Read on

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

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high up

Meaning: to have an important standing in society

Example: With the way he barked orders at the workers, everyone got the impression that he is high up in the company. Read on

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