Money

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

make ends meet

Meaning: make sufficient money to survive on

Example: We will need to start saving money in order to make ends meet. Read on

head above water

Meaning: to succeed to survive in bad financial situations

Example: I have to work 60 hours a week just to keep my head above water. I don't know how people do it. Read on

high roller

Meaning: a wealthy person or company who spends their money in a risky way, often by making risky investments that can offer large rewards

Example: I would never invest money in their company. They are high rollers and I cannot afford that kind of risk. Read on

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twenty-three skidoo

Meaning: to depart in a haste

Example: The police threatened to imprison everyone in the crowd that did not 23 skidoo from the park. Read on

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