Idioms about Money
1) Ante up: pay, produce a necessary amount of money
EXAMPLE:I had to ante up a lot of money to get my car fixed.
2) Back on your feet: return to good financial health.
EXAMPLE:My sister is back on her feet after losing her job last year
3)Bottom dollar: your last dollar
EXAMPLE: He spent his bottom dollar on some new clothes to wear for his job interview.
4)Break the bank: win all the money at a casino gambling table.
EXAMPLE:He broke the bank at the casino and walked away with a lot of money.
5)Buy off : give money to someone to stop them from doing their duty
EXAMPLE:They tried to buy off the politician but he refused to go along with their plan.
6)Cash in your chips: exchange or sell something to get some money
EXAMPLE:I decided to cash in my chips to get some money to go back to school.
7)Cheapskate: a person who will not spend much money, a stingy person
EXAMPLE:My friend is a cheapskate and won’t even go to a movie with me.
Chip in: contribute money or pay jointly
EXAMPLE:Everyone in our company chipped in some money to buy a wedding present for our boss.
9)Clean up: make a lot of money, make a big profit
EXAMPLE:I cleaned up at the horse races last year and still have some of the money left.
10)Feel like a million dollars/bucks: feel wonderful
EXAMPLE:Although I have been sick for a few weeks I feel like a million dollars today