Meaning of MONEY in English

(monies, or ~s)

Frequency: The word is one of the 700 most common words in English.


Money is the coins or bank notes that you use to buy things, or the sum that you have in a bank account.

A lot of the ~ that you pay at the cinema goes back to the film distributors...

Players should be allowed to earn ~ from advertising...

...discounts and ~ saving offers.



Monies is used to refer to several separate sums of ~ that form part of a larger amount that is received or spent. (FORMAL)

We drew up a schedule of payments for the rest of the monies owed.



see also blood ~ , pocket ~


If you say that someone has ~ to burn, you mean that they have more ~ than they need or that they spend their ~ on things that you think are unnecessary.

He was a high-earning broker with ~ to burn.

PHRASE: V inflects


If you are in the ~, you have a lot of ~ to spend. (INFORMAL)

If you are one of the lucky callers chosen to play, you could be in the ~.

PHRASE: usu v-link PHR


If you make ~, you obtain ~ by earning it or by making a profit.

...the only bit of the firm that consistently made ~.

PHRASE: V inflects


If you say that you want someone to put their ~ where their mouth is, you want them to spend ~ to improve a bad situation, instead of just talking about improving it.

The government might be obliged to put its ~ where its mouth is to prove its commitment.

PHRASE: V inflects


If you say that the smart ~ is on a particular person or thing, you mean that people who know a lot about it think that this person will be successful, or this thing will happen. (JOURNALISM)

With England not playing, the smart ~ was on the Germans...



If you say that ~ talks, you mean that if someone has a lot of ~, they also have a lot of power.

The formula in Hollywood is simple–~ talks.



If you say that someone is throwing ~ at a problem, you are critical of them for trying to improve it by spending ~ on it, instead of doing more thoughtful and practical things to improve it.

The Australian government’s answer to the problem has been to throw ~ at it.

PHRASE: V inflects, PHR n disapproval


If you say that someone is throwing good ~ after bad, you are critical of them for trying to improve a bad situation by spending more ~ on it, instead of doing more thoughtful or practical things to improve it.

Further heavy intervention would be throwing good ~ after bad.

PHRASE: V inflects disapproval


If you get your ~’s worth, you get something which is worth the ~ that it costs or the effort you have put in.

The fans get their ~’s worth.

PHRASE: PHR after v


to be rolling in ~: see rolling

~ for old rope: see rope

to give someone a run for their ~: see run

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