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Talking about money and finances

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More examples of idioms

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  1. I honestly can鈥檛 believe the deal I got on this car, it was brand new and I didn鈥檛 pay a lot for it at all! It was such a steal.
  2. I want to get my grandparents something very special for their 50th anniversary. I think I鈥檓 going to ask the whole family to chip in so we can buy them a ticket to go on a cruise.
  3. After my friend lost his job, it took him a while to get back on his feet.
  4. I loved that dress until I saw the price tag, highway robbery I tell you!

I share some extra idioms:

**Pull the plug: ** To stop an activity, especially by no longer providing the money needed to allow it to continue.
A small leak will sink a great ship: Unchecked spending of small amounts of money can erode your funds over time.

I think this last one is a phrasal verb but it鈥檚 related to:
Go under: Bankrupt. To fail financially.

  • My family has always been poor, they can not make ends meet.
  • I have been working since I am 14 years old. I was the only ne who used to bring home the bacon until I decided to leave home.
  • (I was going to pay all the whole bill, then I saw my wallet) Me: I think we are going to go Dutch.
  • Having been saving money for a while, I decided to buy a new car but I never though it would Cost me an arm and a leg!
    Tell me any suggestion please!

what鈥檚 the meaning of to treat my friends?

  • When I decided to leave home at the age of 18 and started living on my own, I had trouble making ends meet.
  • When I was a little girl, it was my father who brought home the bacon.
  • I remember eating out and going dutch with my university friends to celebrate the end of a course.
  • My neighbor鈥檚 new car cost an arm and a leg. That鈥檚 why his wife is angry with him.
  • Extra idiom about money:
    Money doesn鈥檛 grow on trees. Meaning: money is limited. Example:
  • We can鈥檛 afford that luxurious hotel. You know, money doesn鈥檛 grow on trees.

-> When I came to Lima to work I could barely make ends meet.
-> When I move to Cusco someone will have to bring home the bacon.
-> When I go out with my friends, we always go dutch when we eat at a restaurant.
-> I want to build my country house and that will cost an arm and a leg.

  • Paul needs to get a job soon otherwise he won鈥檛 make ends meet.
  • Sara is focused on bringing home the bacon for that reason she鈥檚 working a lot now. She got three jobs at the same time.
  • The true friendship is when everyone hang out have a good time and go dutch.
  • My nephew asked me to buy him the new fornite skin. It costs an arm and a leg!
  • We should go dutch with the lunch, but I want to treat you the dessert.

  • The new smartphone is incredible, but it may cost an arm and a leg.

  • Right now my father and I are bringing home the bacon.

  • Sometimes, making the ends meet is not an easy task.

  • I can鈥檛 decide if I want to treat my firneds to lunch today or if we should just go dutch.
  • We really want to get a new sewing machine for our grandma but it may cost an arm and a leg, I think we鈥檒 have to save up for it.
  • In my family my mom is the one who brings homw the bacon, she has a successful career.
  • My friend was havig trouble to make the ends meet so she got a second job as an after school tutor.

AT ALL COSTS
"We need to get to the end of the month with this quotation ready at all costs!"

  • It is normal to go dutch, every time I have lunch with my work colleagues
  • In my country, acquiring a department in front of the beach of approximately 80 m2 costs an arm and a leg.
  • Currently, I live in my aunt鈥檚 house, she is a health professional and brings home the bacon.
  • It is not a mystery that a high percentage of South American countries鈥 populations do a great effort to make ends meet.
  • I can鈥檛 decide if I want to treat my friends to lunch today or if we should just go dutch.
  • We really want to get a new sewing machine for our grandma but it may cost an arm and a leg, I think we鈥檒l have to save up for it.
  • In my family my mom is the one who brings home the bacon, she has a successful career.
  • My friend was having trouble making ends meet so she got a second job as an after-school tutor.
  • They run out of money, they need a new investor ASAP.
  • Her family only can make ends meet.
  • At my aunt鈥檚 house, she鈥檚 who brings home the bacon.
  • When I hang out with my friends, we always go dutch.
  • The new Mackbook Pro cost an arm and a leg.

I want to contribute with the list of idioms adding one of the classics: 鈥渂ack on your feet鈥.

鈥淚 am going to take care of my brother, who lost all his money in a bad investment, until he鈥檚 back on his feet鈥

-Alicia works 2 jobs but her apartment expenses are too high and she can barely make ends meet.
-She鈥檚 brought home the bacon for 20 years straight and it鈥檚 time for someone else to pay the family bills.
-My group of friends prefer to go dutch every time we eat at a fancy restaurant.

  • Wish I could get a new professional camera but they cost an arm and a leg nowadays.

I dont know if its correct to say it in english, but when I requested something expensive my parents used to say 鈥渄o you think money grows on trees鈥 or 鈥渄oes my face look like a bank鈥 very funny anecdote.

When I got my first job, I only made ends meet with my pay.

My neighborhoods never can travel to anypart, the earn in his jobs barely make ends meet.

Answer

  1. I can鈥檛 decide if I want to treat my friends to lunch today or if we should just go Dutch.
  2. We really want to get a new sewing machine for our grandma but it may cost an arm and a leg, I think we鈥檒l have to save up for it.
  3. In my family my mom is the one who brings home the bacon, she has a successful career.
  4. My friend was having trouble making ends meet so she got a second job as an after school tutor.

My examples

  • My father and mother used to work really hard, however it was not enough to make ends meet, till my father found a better job in an international company.

  • Now I am the person who brings home the bacon in my family since I studied at Platzi and get a great job!

  • Unfortunately, when I was traveling from the UK to Quito, my laptop and drone got seriously damaged because accidentally I threw away my backpack when the airplane was landing. Getting it repair will cost me an arm and a leg.

Platzi suscriptions cost an 鈥渁rm and a leg鈥 馃槂

  • This family needs to work more to make ends meet.

  • Now he has a successful career, he brings home the bacon.

  • I鈥檒l invite you to an expensive restaurant, but we鈥檒l go dutch.

  • Remember that car I told you about? Well, It seems it may cost an arm and a leg.

  • I鈥檓 trying to save money, you know what they say: 鈥楢 penny saved is a penny earned鈥.

I always go Dutch Immer wenn ich gehe einkaufen

cost an arm in a leg in Spanish is cuesta un ojo la cara, at least that one is the expression in El Salvador.

Funny how some expressions have a weird translation to Spanish

I don鈥檛 always like going dutch I enjoy paying for the people I love

  1. Go dutch.
  2. Cost an arm and a leg.
  3. Brings home the bacon.
  4. Makings ends meet.