What are red words?
90% of the time, speakers of English use just 7,500 words in speech and writing.These words appear in red, and are graded with stars. One-star words are frequent, two-star words are morefrequent, and three-star words are the most frequent.
- what you earn, save, invest and use to pay for things. Money can be kept in a bank, where it can earn interest. If you have a bank account, you can pay for things with a cheque
No, I can't come – I haven't got any money.make/earn money:
The business has made more money this year.spend money (on something):
We've spent a lot of money on this house.cost (someone) money:
It would have cost us a lot of money to cancel the event.borrow money:
I have had to borrow money from my family.save money (=avoid spending money):
You can save money by taking your own lunch.save money (=put money somewhere so that you can spend it later):
They're trying to save money so that they can have a holiday.money coming in (=money being earned and available to spend):
He had no job so there was no money coming in.have money on you (=have money in your pocket etc):
Have you got any money on you?lose money (=earn less money than you spend):
The industry is losing money and the government wants to sell it.birthday/Christmas money (=money received as a birthday/Christmas present):
I'm going to spend my birthday money on some new clothes.raise money (=collect money for a particular purpose):
Her bike ride will help raise money for charity.
be in the moneyinformal
be right on the moneyinformal
the best (something) that money can buyinformal
for my moneyspoken
get your money's worth
have money to burn
have more money than sensespoken
someone isn't made of moneyspoken
money for old ropeBritish informal
money is no objectinformal
my money's on someone/somethingspoken
put money on somethinginformal
put your money where your mouth isinformal
spend money like waterinformal
throw your money aroundinformal
you pays your money and you takes your chance/choiceinformal
- They didn't get a fair share/slice of the cake/pie.
- The rent takes a large bite out of their income.
- The fees have swallowed most of my grant.
- This ate into our savings.
- The richest nations gobble up/devour the world's resources.
- The company was starved of investment capital.
- The government said that the cupboard was bare.
- We have to make do with scraps from their table.
- The government has poured money into education.
- He spends money like water.
- This is a highly liquid form of investment.
- I liquidated my entire portfolio of shares.
- The museum needs at least £1 million to stay afloat.
- We need to improve our cash flow.
- They've just splashed out on a new kitchen.
- What will happen when the money dries up?
- This government is throwing money down the drain.
- The company has announced a wage freeze.
- This war is draining the country's resources.
This is the British English definition of money. View American English definition of money