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Money Idioms

According to Cambridge Dictionary (www.cambridge.org), an idiom is:

group of words in a fixed order that has a particular meaning that is different from the meanings of each word on its own.

In English there are a huge number of idioms which can be divided into categories or topics. In this post we’re dealing with idioms connected with MONEY.

We’ll give you their meaning in English. Your task will be trying to identify similar idioms in Spanish (there may be many versions, depending on the variety of Spanish, of course).

  • Break the bank: to use up all of your money. (¿Romper el chanchito?)
  • Cost an arm and a leg: (of an item) to be very, very expensive. (¿Costar un ojo de la cara?)
  • For peanuts: for very little money.
  • Money doesn’t grow on trees: it requires effort to make money.
  • Bring home the bacon: earn money for the family.
  • Foot the bill: to pay for something.
  • As sound as a dollar: very secure and dependable.
  • Worth your salt: something is worth what it costs.
  • Save for a rainy day: to save money for a time when you really need it.

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