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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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drastic times call for drastic measures

Meaning: extreme circumstances can only be resolved by equally extreme actions

Example: After the company had posted losses for the third consecutive year, the board decided to replace all of its top management. After all, drastic times call for drastic measures. Read on

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