Daily English: Common English Expressions About ‘Money’

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Here are some common English Expressions that native speakers like to use in their daily coversations when they talk about 'money'.

  1. loaded – have a lot of money
  • My uncle is loaded, so he always buys us awesome presents.
  1. make a killing – to make a lot of money
  • My sister made a killing working in the oil industry.
  1. make ends meet – to earn and spend equal amounts of money. (Usually in reference to a meager living with little if any money after basic expenses.) | to have enough money to pay for your basic expenses
  • I lost my job and I am having a hard time making ends meet.
  • My wages were so low that I had to take a second job just to make ends meet.
  1. hand to mouth – with barely enough money for immediate needs
  • Since I lost my job I’ve had to live hand to mouth.
  1. to pay an arm or leg to someone - something is very expensive
  • My new car cost me an arm and a leg but I love it.

  1. pinch pennies – to stint on or be frugal with expenditures (to be very careful about how to spend your money | maybe someone is cheap)
  • My grandma is a penny pincher.
  1. put in your two cents – to give your opinion (this one has nothing to do with 'money')
  • In my last meeting at work, I put in my two cents.

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