Monday, April 23, 2012

How to use "Money " word in English Idioms.

How to use "Money " word in English Idioms.
1. Idiom + Money is the roof of all evil

- Meaning: According to this saying, all immorality and wickedness is caused by money. This saying is a

misquotation, and the original version ("the love of money is the root of all evil") implies that all immorality

and wickedness is caused by people loving money, not by money itself.
Note: root (noun) = origin; source | evil (noun) = something very bad; sin; extreme wickedness

- People do many evil things in order to get rich. (Biblical. Compare this with Idleness is the root of all

evil.)  ( or he love of money is the root of all evil.)
For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith,

and pierced themselves through with many sorrows
John: - I know I could make more money if I just knew the right things to invest in.
Mark: - Don't worry so much about money. It's the root of all evil, after all. As the newspapers continued to

report the dastardly things the wealthy young banker had done to become even wealthier, people shook

their heads and remarked, "The love of money is the root of all evil."

2. Idiom + Time is money
What does "time is money" mean?
- Time is valuable and wasting time is like wasting money
- One's time is a valuable commodity, as in I can't stay home and wait any longer; time is money, you know.

This proverbial term goes back to one first recorded in 1572, time is precious, in a discourse on usury.

- (My) time is valuable, so don't waste it.
-  I can't afford to spend a lot of time standing here talking. Time is

money, you know! People who keep saying time is money may be working too hard.

3. Idiom+ Put your money where your mouth is
+ If someone puts their money where their mouth is, they back up their words with action.
You can tell someone to "put [their] money where [their] mouth is" if they keep talking about something

without backing it up (usually with money).

For example, if someone keeps bragging about how they think a football team will win the Superbowl, you

can tell them, "Put your money where your mouth is...let´s bet on it."

Use the expression to suggest someone bet on, invest in, or buy something that they are confident in. You

can also use the expression to suggest someone not just "talk the talk" but also "walk the walk."
Example: - I heard that, John! Do you want to put your money where your mouth is?  Meet me at eight

Saturday morning, two out of three sets, and let’s find out who the best player is!

4. idiom+ Money burns a hole in my pocket
- An expression decribing someone who spends money as soon as it is earned.
- If someone has money burning a hole in their pocket, they are eager to spend it, normally in a wasteful manner.
- if someone has money burning a hole in their pocket, they want to spend it as soon as possible .
- I had a fifty dollar bill that was burning a hole in my pocket, so I figured I'd go out and have a really good time.
-  Sally can't seem to save anything. Money burns a hole in her pocket. If money burns a hole in your pocket, you never have any for emergencies.
5. Idiom+ Money makes the world go round

What does this idiom "money makes the world go round" means
- to be extremely important, so that many ordinary events could not happen without it
Idiom+ fun to shake your money maker
Love makes the world go round.
- Life is more pleasant when people treat each other lovingly.
-  Come on, guys, stop fighting with each other all the time. Love makes the world go round.

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