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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

tide over

Meaning: temporary help (often financial)

Example: When I was at university, my mother always sent me food parcels to tide me over until my next grant cheque came. Read on

bang for the buck

Meaning: more value for money

Example: We tried that new Indian restaurant last night. The food was excellent, and the prices weren't too bad either, so we got a lot of bang for our bucks. Read on

sticky fingers

Meaning: keep objects that don't belong to you

Example: Money had started disappearing from the treasury coffers so, they realised that someone had sticky fingers. Read on

spend a fortune

Meaning: spend a small fortune

Example: Do not spend a fortune on the gifts to make others happy. Read on

dollars to donuts

Meaning: an outcome that is almost assured is called as dollars to doughnuts

Example: And I'll bet dollars to donuts that he will have no strategic plan on how to effectively deny Clinton's speech. Read on

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call bluff

Meaning: to challenge to prove one's claim, when they are likely attempting to deceive

Example: When the employee threatened to quit if he was not given a pay rise, the boss called his bluff. Read on

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