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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

at the drop of a dime

Meaning: something that can happen very fast without hesitation

Example: The play can begin at the drop of a dime, you just need to say the word. Read on

kill the goose that lays the golden egg

Meaning: to destroy something that is profitable to you mostly because of greed.

Example: By selling off his business, Alex killed the goose that lays the golden egg. Read on

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love me, love my dog

Meaning: to accept someone unconditionally

Example: My parents share a very straightforward relationship, it is like love me, love my dog. They accept each other exactly the way they are in person. Read on

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