Money Laundering

Also: Laundering money Laundered money Money launderer Meaning of Idiom ‘Money Laundering’ Money laundering is the criminal act of trying to make illegally obtained money seem legal by moving it through banks or other businesses, usually in small increments compared to the principal amount, thus transforming them into legitmate seeming assets. Examples Of Use “It … Read more

A Mouthful

Meaning of Idiom ‘A Mouthful’ A mouthful refers to words or names that are long and difficult to say or pronounce. 1Brenner, Gail Abel. Webster’s New World American Idioms Handbook. Wiley, 2003.,2Pare, May. Body Idioms and More: For Learners of English. United States?: Mayuree Pare, 2005. Usage This idiom may be confused with say a … Read more

Mothball

Also: In mothballs Put in mothballs Meaning Mothball (verb): To store something but keep it ready for future use; to delay or defer something, such as plans or a project, indefinitely. 1Ayto, John. Oxford Dictionary of English Idioms. Oxford: Oxford U, 2010.,2Ammer, Christine. American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013. To put in mothballs has the same … Read more

More Fun Than a Barrel of Monkeys

Also: As much fun as a barrel of monkeys More fun than a barrel full of monkeys As funny as a barrel of monkeys Meaning More Fun Than a Barrel of Monkeys: very fun or enjoyable; very amusing. 1Ammer, Christine. American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013.,2Spears, Richard A. McGraw-Hill’s American Idioms Dictionary. Boston: … Read more

Money Burns a Hole in Your (or one’s) Pocket

Meaning of Idiom ‘Money Burns a Hole in Your Pocket’ This idiom is used to refer to someone who can’t resist the urge to spend money as soon as they earn it and/or who spends it extravagantly. 1Ayto, John. Oxford Dictionary of English Idioms. Oxford: Oxford U, 2010.,2Ammer, Christine. American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms. Boston: Houghton Mifflin … Read more

Monday-morning Quarterback

Meaning of Idiom ‘Monday-Morning Quarterback’ A Monday morning quarterback is a person who dissects an event and tells others how it should have been dealt with after the event has happened. This person has the benefit of hindsight and already knowing what decisions were made and what outcomes occurred. So, a Monday morning quarterback is “wise after … Read more