Posted by: Idioma Extra | August 14, 2014

Grammar Guru

Money, money, money!


Idioms are one of the hardest things to understand and learn in a non-native language, but they are also what help speakers sound more natural. Check out just a few of the English idioms that revolve around money.

to bet one`s bottom dollar

– to bet all that one has on something because you are sure that you will win

I would bet my bottom dollar that the accounting manager will be late again today.


to bring home the bacon

– to earn the family living, to earn a salary

I have been working hard all month bringing home the bacon for my family.


to chip in (money)

– to contribute money for something, to pay jointly for something

Everybody in our office chipped in some money to buy a wedding present for our boss.


a dime a dozen

– easy to get and therefore of little value

Used computers are a dime a dozen and they have little value.


to go Dutch

– to share in the cost of a meal or some other event

We decided to go Dutch when we went to the restaurant for dinner.

Now, take a short quiz to check your idiom comprehension!


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