For My Money

Meaning of Idiom ‘For My Money’

For my money means in my opinion; my preference; or my choice.  1Kirkpatrick, Elizabeth M. The Wordsworth Dictionary of Idioms. Ware: Wordsworth, 1995.,2Ayto, John. Oxford Dictionary of English Idioms. Oxford: Oxford U, 2010.

Examples Of Use

“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.

Origin

Used since the second half of the 1500’s. 3Ammer, Christine. American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013.

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

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Sources   [ + ]

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.