1. Break the bank– to use up all of your money
John knew that renting the ocean view apartment would break the bank, so he settled for a smaller apartment.
2.Bring home the bacon – to earn money for a family
His wife chooses not to work, so Robert has to bring home the bacon.
3.Cash in on (something) – to make money from an opportunity
The former athlete cashed in on his popularity to open a nightclub in his name.
4. Give (someone) a blank check– to let someone do whatever they want (as if the amount on the check were left blank)
The professor gave the students a blank check with the only requirement being that they turn in their project on time.
5.Turn on a dime – to make a turn in a very small area
The car handles very well and can turn on a dime.
6. Bet your bottom dollar– to bet all that you have because you are certain you will win
I would bet my bottom dollar that Rachel will show up late again today.
7.Look like a million dollars – to look very good
As she stepped out in her wedding dress, she looked like a million dollars.
8. Pinch pennies– to be very careful with money, to be thrifty
My grandfather always pinches pennies; he never spends money if he doesn’t have to.
9.Put in your two cents – to give your opinion about something
You can put in your two cents after I am finished going over all the facts.
10.For peanuts – for very little or no pay
The students had very little money, so they were willing to work for peanuts.
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