mon|ey [ `mʌni ] noun uncount ***
what you earn, save, invest and use to pay for things. Money can be kept in a bank, where it can earn interest. If you have a bank account, you can pay for things with a check:
No, I can't come, I haven't got any money.
make/earn money: The business has made more money this year.
spend money (on something): We've spent a lot of money on this house.
cost (someone) money: It would have cost us a lot of money to cancel the event.
borrow money: I have had to borrow money from my family.
save money (=avoid spending money): You can save money by taking your own lunch.
save money (=put money somewhere so you can spend it later): They're trying to save money so that they can go to Florida this winter.
money coming in (=money being earned and available to spend): He had no job so there was no money coming in.
have money on you (=to have money in your pocket, etc.): Have you got any money on you?
lose money (=to earn less money than you spend): The industry is losing money and the government wants to sell it.
birthday money (=money received as a birthday present): I'm going to spend my birthday money on some new clothes.
raise money (=to collect money for a particular purpose): Her bike ride will help raise money for charity.
a. the coins and pieces of paper that you use to pay for things in a particular country:
Spanish/Italian/Japanese money
b. the coins and pieces of paper you can use to pay for things: CASH:
I've found some money on the floor. Is it yours?
be in the money INFORMAL
to suddenly have a lot of money, especially if you win it or are given it
be right on the money INFORMAL
to be exactly right
the best (something) that money can buy INFORMAL
used for saying that something is of the best quality:
They gave Julia the best education that money can buy.
dirty money INFORMAL
money paid to someone for committing a crime
for my money SPOKEN
used for emphasizing that you think what you are going to say is correct
get your money's worth
to feel that something you have got is worth the amount you paid for it:
Get there early to make sure you get your money's worth.
have money to burn
used for saying that you think someone is spending too much money on things they do not need
have more money than sense SPOKEN
used for saying that you think someone is wasting their money
someone isn't made of money SPOKEN
used for saying that someone does not have large amounts of money:
Hold on I'm not made of money, you know.
money for old rope BRITISH INFORMAL
money that you earn very easily without much work or effort
money is no object INFORMAL
used for saying that you have a lot of money and can buy what you want:
I want the best car you have. Money is no object.
money talks INFORMAL
used for saying that money gives you power:
Money talks in today's harsh economic climate.
my money's on SPOKEN
used for saying that you think a particular person is going to do or achieve something, or that a particular thing is going to happen
pay good money for something SPOKEN
to spend a lot of money on something:
I hope this watch isn't broken I paid good money for it.
put money on something INFORMAL
1. ) to BET on something so that you will win money if you are right, but lose it if you are wrong:
I put my money on three horses, and they all lost.
2. ) used for emphasizing that you are completely certain that something will happen:
She'll be late. You can put money on it .
put your money where your mouth is INFORMAL
used for saying that someone should do something, especially give money, to show that they mean what they say instead of just talking about it
spend money like there was no tomorrow INFORMAL
to spend too much money in a careless way
throw good money after bad
to keep spending money on something to make it work when this is unlikely to happen
throw your money around INFORMAL
to spend a lot of money on things you do not need
throw money at something
to try to solve a problem by spending money on it instead of thinking of more practical ways to deal with it
you pays your money and you takes your chance/choice INFORMAL
used for saying that you must be willing to accept that something may not be as good as you expected it to be

Usage of the words and phrases in modern English. 2013.


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