English has a lot of idioms and a lot of them can be hard to understand for non-native English speakers. Below, you’ll find 10 idioms about money.
1. The colour of someone’s money
When someone says that they want to see the colour of your money, they mean that they won’t do something for you or sell you something unless you show that you have the amount of money that they want.
The men didn’t let go of Juliet until Harry showed them the colour of his money.
2. To be born with a silver spoon in one’s mouth
Jack doesn’t know what it’s like to work hard because he was born with a silver spoon in his mouth.
3. Heavy money
You need heavy money if you want to shop for designer clothes.
4. Hush money
The man gave hush money to the judge so that he would drop the charges against him.
5. Mad money
A lot of people go to Las Vegas with mad money.
6. Put your money where your mouth is!
Person A: I bet you I can beat you at arm wrestling!
Person B: Well, put your money where your mouth is!
7. Break the bank -1
Jerry went to Las Vegas last month and apparently, he broke the bank since he just bought a brand new car and a house in the Hamptons!
8. Break the bank -2
Indian weddings are known to be very expensive. Parents often break the bank to offer their children the best wedding possible.
9. Head over heels in debt
After I lost my job, I was head over heels in debt.
10. To have sticky fingers
My grandmother fired the maid because she found out that she has sticky fingers: she stole two necklaces and a watch.
That’s it for English expressions about money! Obviously, there are more! But learning idioms is just as important as learning vocabulary because the more you learn, the better you’ll get at speaking English!
What other idioms about money can you think of?