Definition of money in English:

money

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Pronunciation: /ˈmʌni
 
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noun

[mass noun]

Phrases

be in the money

informal Have or win a lot of money: they were in the money after the last race
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  • York anglers were in the money at both of the York region's premier match carp waters.
  • The York owner was in the money today after watching his horse triumph in the first race on Knavesmire yesterday.
  • Ken said he was in the money and decided to change the carpet and sofa.
Synonyms
rich, wealthy, affluent, well-to-do, well off, prosperous, moneyed, in clover, opulent
informal rolling in it, rolling in money, loaded, stinking rich, well heeled, flush, made of money, in/on easy street
informal , • dated oofy
British informal quids in

for my money

In my opinion or judgement: for my money, they’re one of the best bands around
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  • Now, for my money, Scott's pretty clearly about as guilty as sin.
  • The best thing about the site, for my money, is that I've managed to avoid having any photographic likeness of myself included anywhere on it.
  • ‘For my money, he is one of the best centre-halves in England,’ said Melrose.
Synonyms
in my opinion, to my mind, in my view, as I see it, (according) to my way of thinking, from my standpoint, personally, in my estimation, in my judgement, in my book, if you ask me

money for old rope (or money for jam)

British informal Money or reward earned for little or no effort: he charged £65 for a 30 minute consultation—talk about money for old rope
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  • Forget money for old rope - Jute is simply good food at reasonable prices.
  • I can tell you that it is enormously overpriced - it's money for old rope for lenders and insurers.
  • If people think, ‘Nick's got 3,700 members all paying whatever - that's money for old rope,’ they're wrong.

(the love of) money is the root of all evil

proverb Avarice gives rise to selfish or wicked actions.
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  • Perhaps he should reflect on Timothy's words, ‘For the love of money is the root of all evil.’
  • Many people say that money is the root of all evil.
  • They're also taught at the same time, money is the root of all evil.

money talks

proverb Wealth gives power and influence to those who possess it.
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  • I twisted Billy's statement to demonstrate that money talks, and therefore gives its bearer power that others lack.
  • I know money talks but at the end of the day it is always going to be the player's choice as to where he plays his rugby.
  • The state of the union is that money talks and public policy is sold to the highest bidder.

one's money's worth

Good value for one’s money: I’ve had my money’s worth out of it
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  • Solid transfers and a very enthralling cinematic experience create the value that gives consumers their money's worth here.
  • They will give you your money's worth, and more.
  • The graphics are better, and the gameplay is much improved with a solid Franchise mode, so you'll definitely get your money's worth with this one.

on the money

North American Accurate; correct: every criticism she made was right on the money
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  • The scary thought is that I suspect that Jared may be right on the money.
  • Some of his material is right on the money, but he talks about other ethnic groups with a vehemence that I can't handle.
  • Initial concerns of a significant cash shortfall are no longer on the money, according to McCormack.

put money (or put one's money) on

Place a bet on: he nipped out to put money on a horse in the 3.30
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  • Even if you aren't the betting type, Croupier is a gamble worth putting your money on.
  • I said,‘I think some low-life gambler didn't put his money on him, and he is leading.’
  • If the thrice-heir was a betting man, he would have put his money on the last speculation.
Used to express one’s confidence in the truth or success of something: she won’t have him back—I’d put money on it
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  • ‘There are a couple of kids that will be there that I'd put my money on will be in the Olympics someday,’ she said.
  • As for the hormones, I'll put my money on three million years of human evolution over 50 years of questionable pharmaceutical research.
  • As far as Indian advertisers are concerned, they're putting their money on cricket rather than the Olympics.

put one's money where one's mouth is

informal Take action to support one’s statements or opinions.
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  • Thank you so much for putting your money where your mouth is and supporting us, even while we're in beta.
  • He called on the director to put his money where his mouth is and support young actors.
  • I urge people to support him, since I'm about to put my money where my mouth is and pop him $5.

see the colour of someone's money

Receive some proof that someone has enough money to pay for something.
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  • There's very little we can do until we see the colour of their money.
  • We just need to see the colour of their money, one man said.
  • He added that transport costs would have to be ironed out first and the farmer's association had yet to see the colour of the company's money in this regard.

throw one's money about/around

Spend one’s money extravagantly or carelessly: she’s been throwing her money about as if there were no tomorrow
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  • Wining, dining, taxis to Dublin - yet the good Lord appears remarkably unperturbed about how he throws your money around.
  • But I can tell you this: they are not throwing their money around on scroungers.
  • It is easy to sneer, of course, at rich people throwing their money about.

throw money at

Try to solve (a problem) by recklessly spending money on it, without due consideration of what is required: the administration threw money at the disaffected areas of the inner cities
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  • He has gambled that problems would be solved by throwing money at them, but failed to show the political courage required to tackle chronic problems.
  • The problem is too complicated to be reduced to a simple lack of cash, and as a consequence cannot be solved by simply throwing money at it.
  • Commendable as it might be, it doesn't take much effort to give cash, then walk away from the problem you are trying to solve by throwing money at it.

Derivatives

moneyless

adjective
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  • ‘I, like the vast majority of mankind, am powerless, voiceless and moneyless,’ he told the leader.
  • My stance on this may leave me moneyless, but at least I'll have my dignity.
  • The whole concept revolves around a moneyless society, with administrative decisions made based on scientific fact rather than lobbyists and special interest groups.

Origin

Middle English: from Old French moneie, from Latin moneta 'mint, money', originally a title of the goddess Juno, in whose temple in Rome money was minted.

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