For My Money

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Meaning of Idiom

For my money: in my opinion; my preference; my choice. 1,2


"For my money, a sports car is not a very good choice."

"For my money, decorating the house is not a priority when the roof needs to be replaced."

"Do you think we should hire a temp to get through this rush?" asked Patrick. "Not for my money," said Earl.


Used since the second half of the 1500's. 3

This idiom alludes how you would spend your money if given a choice.

1. Kirkpatrick, Elizabeth M. The Wordsworth Dictionary of Idioms. Ware: Wordsworth, 1995.
2. Ayto, John. Oxford Dictionary of English Idioms. Oxford: Oxford U, 2010.
3. Ammer, Christine. American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013.

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