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Một số từ thông dụng dùng liên quan tới tiền bạc – Money words used in the street

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The money in your pocket:

  • Doshdoughwedge – These are informal terms for money.
  • fiver , A tenner . – £5, £10
  • Twenty quid – £20
  • ton – £100
  • grand – £1,000
  • Loose change – coins
  • I’ve only got a few coppers. – I only have a few 2p and 1p coins.
  • Plastic – credit/debit cards

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Having a lot:

  • She’s loaded . She’s stinking rich . – She’s got lots of money.
  • Trustafarians – People who receive money from their family or an allowance; the word is a play on Rastafarian (a believer in a religion which originated in Jamaica).
  • I’ll buy you dinner, I’m cashed up tonight! – I’ve got plenty of money!

Not having any:

  • I’m skint / broke . I haven’t got a penny . – I haven’t got any money!
  • I’m a bit short this month. – I don’t have much money till I get paid.
  • I can’t afford it! – It’s too expensive for me, I don’t have enough money.
  • I’ve reached my credit limit. – I can’t spend any more money on my credit cards.
  • He lost his job last year and had to sign on . /go on the dole . – He’s now out of work and receiving financial help from the government. [If you sign on, you go to a government office and sign a form each fortnight to declare you are available for work.]

People who don’t like spending it:

  • He never buys a round ; he’s really tight. / tight fisted. / stingy. – That guy never buys drinks for other people – he’s mean / ungenerous.
  • He opened his wallet and a moth flew out ! -He rarely spends his money. [Moths tend to live in clothes which don’t get used very often – so someone mean never opens his / her wallet!]

Some phrases:

  • That piano’s worth a fortune ! – That piano is worth a lot of money.
  • It cost an arm and a leg! – It cost a lot of money.
  • They get paid peanuts ! – They get paid badly.
  • That restaurant’s a real rip-off ! – That restaurant overcharges; it doesn’t represent value for money.
  • They don’t have two pennies to rub together . – They are very poor.
  • The business went bust. – The business was declared bankrupt.
  • That last bill completely cleaned me out ! -That bill used up all of my money.
  • I’m skint. I blew my salary on a new hi-fi. -I’ve spent all my wages.

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