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deadbeatOwes money but is unlikely to pay it backRate it:

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deep pocketsAn ample supply of money, especially money which one is willing to spend; the possessor of such money.Rate it:

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dog racismPaying large sum of money for "pedigree dogs", attaching great importance to the breed of a pet.Rate it:

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don't be penny wise and pound foolishDon't be careful when it comes to spending small amounts of money, but careless when spending much larger amounts.Don't focus on minutiae and lose sight of the big picture; don't obsess over tiny inconsequential efficiencies while glaring inefficiencies are going on elsewhere.Rate it:

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don't cross your bridge until you arrive at the river!Your reminder George, was very wise: You advised that I not count my money regarding sale of wheelbarrows until we were down to ten count out of the one hundred previously in the stockroomLRate it:

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earn one's crustTo earn money, to do something as a job.Rate it:

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filthy lucremoney (used with contempt or condemnation)Rate it:

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from the bottom of one's heartIn earnest; sincerely; with one's full feeling.Rate it:

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give backTo contribute money, goods, or, especially, services for charitable purposes, as if in return for one's own success.Rate it:

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gold standardA monetary system where the value of circulating money is linked to the value of gold.Rate it:

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grease paymentA bribe or extorted money, usually relatively small in amount, provided to a low-level government official or business person, in order to expedite a business decision, shipment, or other transaction, especially in a country where such payments are not unusual.Rate it:

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hand over fistQuickly or in great quantity, especially in reference to earning money.Rate it:

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in kindIn the form of goods and service rather than money.Rate it:

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kick inTo contribute, especially to a collection of money.Rate it:

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king's ransomA very large sum of money.Rate it:

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last of the big spendersSomeone who doesn't spend much money.Rate it:

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laugh all the way to the bankTo be happy due to the receipt of money.Rate it:

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lay outexpend moneyRate it:

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lighten someone's purseto take money from someone.Rate it:

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long greenMoney, especially in the form of cash.Rate it:

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loose changeA sum of money considered small or insignificant.Rate it:

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lose one's shirtTo lose all of one's money; to go broke; to undergo financial ruin or disaster.Rate it:

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lubrication paymentA bribe or extorted money, usually relatively small in amount, provided to a low-level government official or business person, in order to expedite a business decision, shipment, or other transaction, especially in a country where such payments are not unusual.Rate it:

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make a bundleto make a lot of moneyRate it:

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make a killingTo win or earn a large amount of money.Rate it:

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make a profitearn money from good done jobRate it:

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make ends meetTo have enough money to cover expenses; to get by financially; to get through the pay period (sufficient to meet the next payday).Rate it:

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make it do or do withoutIf you don't have a lot of money, extend the life of what you have.Rate it:

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manoeuvre the apostlesTo rob Peter to pay Paul; that is, to borrow money of one man to pay another.Rate it:

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nest eggA savings; a reserve of money.Rate it:

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nickel and dimeSmall time; operating on a small scale; involving small amounts of money; petty or cheap.Rate it:

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no duck no dinnerNo money to pay for food, then you go hungryRate it:

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not a zackNo amount of money; no money at all.Rate it:

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on a shoestringOn a very tight budget; with few resources or little money.Rate it:

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paperMoney.Rate it:

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pass the hatTo ask for money, especially from a group of people; to solicit donations or contributions.Rate it:

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pay one's duesTo outlay money which is owed as a membership fee or price of admission.Rate it:

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pay through the noseTo pay a high price, especially an exorbitant or excessive amount, either in money or in some other manner.Rate it:

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penny pincherOne who spends little money; one who is very frugal or cautious with money.Rate it:

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penny wise and pound foolishPrudent and thrifty with small amounts of money, but wasteful and profligate with large amounts.Rate it:

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pinchpennyOne who spends little money; one who is very frugal or cautious with money.Rate it:

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poor little rich girlA wealthy young person whose money brings them no contentment (often used as an expression of mock sympathy).Rate it:

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pretty pennyA considerable amount of money; a high price or a high income.Rate it:

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pull inTo earn [money].Rate it:

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push the boat outTo do something, especially spend money, more extravagantly than usual, particularly for a celebration.Rate it:

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put food on the tableTo provide enough money to cover basic necessities.Rate it:

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put the bee onTo beg; to borrow money from.Rate it:

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put this one to bedWorking unceasingly on a challenge or problem. Spending oodles of time and money on a particular project.Rate it:

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quick bucka large sum of money earned easily and quicklyRate it:

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rake it inTo make a lot of money.Rate it:

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