Money

feel the pinch

Meaning: experience financial hardship

Example: Since Farrokh was made redundant, we've really felt the pinch. We can't even afford to buy the kids new shoes. Read on

money doesn’t grow on trees

Meaning: to have to put an effort in earning money

Example: The kids need to understand that even though they have been born with a silver spoon in their mouths, that money doesn't grow on trees. Read on

you can’t take it with you

Meaning: everybody leaves their wealth behind after death

Example: The whole world knows that you can't take it with you but they still have so much affiliation to their worldly possessions. Read on

ballpark figure

Meaning: to be near about the exact (usually in amount)

Example: The management was given a ballpark figure at the very beginning of the presentation. Read on

rat race

Meaning: to be following a routine that is both, exhaustive as well as competitive

Example: The man has been in a rat race all his life. No wonder he is enjoying his retired life to the fullest. Read on

a penny saved is a penny earned

Meaning: This phrase advises people to be cautious of their money and have savings.

Example: Now that he has financial difficulties he will realize that a penny saved is as good as a penny earned. Read on

on one’s uppers

Meaning: extremely short of money

Example: All the artists in their initial phase of career were on their uppers. They have struggled enough to reach this level of success. Read on

well-to-do

Meaning: rich and of good social status

Example: In the capital's well-to-do suburbs, hiring a security guard has become a must for every family. Read on

at a discount

at a discount Meaning: – not valuable or not in worth – at a lower price than usual – below the nominal value – held in low esteem … Read on

dirt cheap

Meaning: very cheap

Example: Its quite a useful book, but luckily I could buy it dirt cheap at a junk shop. Read on

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breakout

Meaning: to escape from somewhere violently

Example: The breakout was so sudden that the guards did not even have the time to process what happened. Read on

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