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One red cent. One thin dime. Dirty money. Old money. New money. Blood money. Cold cash. Take-home pay. Rainy-day fund. Wooden nickels.

 

  What are some other idiomatic expressions or phrases involving ways we refer to currency?

[For each person who answers without repeating an entry already shown in this thread, I will reply with a new expression or phrase that fits the bill.]
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Posted - November 13

Responses


  • 6408
    Pass the buck
    Easy money
    Hush money
    Penny for your thoughts
    The almighty dollar
    Cash cow
    One thin dime 
    I'm not made of money (my parents favorite saying)
    Money doesn't grow on trees
    Time is money
    Put in your two cents
    A day late and a dollar short
      November 13, 2020 2:06 PM MST
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  • 38476

     

      (parents parent’s or parents’)

      November 13, 2020 2:36 PM MST
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  • 33691
    He used one of yours. 'One thin dime'
      November 19, 2020 6:48 AM MST
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  • 38476

     

      Thank you for catching that.
    ~

      November 19, 2020 6:53 AM MST
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  • 6408
    Thank you for your submission, however the time limit for verification on this answer has expired.  (AM bylaws - "Rules and conduct", section XLV, (questions), subsection XIX (answers), paragraph VII).
      November 19, 2020 10:06 AM MST
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  • 38476

     

      Lucky penny.
    ~

    This post was edited by Randy D at November 19, 2020 6:54 AM MST
      November 13, 2020 2:36 PM MST
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  • 6408
    Using an apostrophe would indicate possession.  Although they both used that phrase constantly, I don't think either owned it (no mention of a copyright in the will).  Because I only had 2 parents (at least that I'm aware of), and they are the only ones I ever heard saying it (the dog never said it once), I used the plural.

    Besides, apostrophes are expensive and I barely have 2 coins to rub together... you know, strapped for cash.  So using an unnecessary apostrophe would be like throwing money down the drain.  (Isn't that the smart money?) This post was edited by Shuhak at November 16, 2020 9:08 AM MST
      November 13, 2020 4:53 PM MST
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  • 38476

     

      Fake news. The possession to which you refer is that it was the saying that belonged to your parent or your parents. “My parent’s favorite saying” or “parents’ favorite saying”.  As such, the apostrophe is wholly appropriate.  I know you’re just joking around about the apostrophe, just trying to mess with me, fine, I enjoy a good ribbing.


    For the currency references, you earn: bread and egg money.
    ~

      November 13, 2020 6:48 PM MST
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  • 6408
    Woo-hoo!  Just a bit more for milk money then I can have French Toast.
      November 14, 2020 11:21 AM MST
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  • 38476

     

    Chicken feed.
    ~

      November 15, 2020 5:40 PM MST
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  • 38476

     

      Element 99 has (correctly) pointed out that you used “one thin dime” as one of your entries, yet it appears in the setup for the original question, so “lucky penny” has been removed from you.
    ~

      November 19, 2020 6:56 AM MST
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  • 6408
    Thank you for your submission, however the time limit for verification on this answer has expired.  (AM bylaws - "Rules and conduct", section XLV, (questions), subsection XIX (answers), paragraph VII).
      November 19, 2020 10:04 AM MST
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  • 38476

     

      Wow, you’re just chocked full of fake news, aren’t you? Nice try, but no such restriction exists. The revocation of your kudos stands.


    ~

      November 19, 2020 11:05 AM MST
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  • 5210
    Turn on a Dime
    Penny wise and pound foolish

      November 13, 2020 2:29 PM MST
    5

  • 38476
    Silver dollar.
    ~

    HoneyDew, Element 99 has (rightfully) deemed my response as invalid, so you get a different one:

    Accounts payable.
    ~ This post was edited by Randy D at November 15, 2020 6:00 PM MST
      November 13, 2020 2:37 PM MST
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  • 6450
    Money for nothing. 
    Money makes the world go round. 
    Look after the pennies and the pounds will look after themselves. 

    I am going to quit there, hopefully while I am ahead! I do thank my lucky stars that I am one of the earlier respondents, I might struggle if I left it until more people had replied
      November 13, 2020 2:39 PM MST
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  • 38476

    You’ve done a great job!


    Life savings.

    ~

      November 13, 2020 2:50 PM MST
    3

  • 14772
    Moolah
    The big bucks
    Dough
    Benjamins
      November 13, 2020 5:13 PM MST
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  • 38476

     

     Bottom dollar. 

    ~

      November 13, 2020 6:38 PM MST
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  • 14772
    There you go. :)

    Top dollar. This post was edited by SpunkySenior at November 15, 2020 6:00 PM MST
      November 13, 2020 6:44 PM MST
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  • 38476

     

      Retirement fund.
    ~

      November 13, 2020 6:49 PM MST
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  • 14772
    Nest egg
    Slush fund

      November 13, 2020 6:55 PM MST
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  • 38476

     

      Cash cow.
    ~

    This post was edited by Randy D at November 15, 2020 6:00 PM MST
      November 13, 2020 6:56 PM MST
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  • 14772
    Shuhak called that one.  Sorry.
      November 14, 2020 8:40 AM MST
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