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

Have Money to Burn

Meaning of Idiom ‘Have Money to Burn’ To have money to burn means to have so much money you can spend it on whatever you want, even on unnecessary luxuries or foolish things; to have more money than you need to survive. 1Ayto, John. Oxford Dictionary of English Idioms. Oxford: Oxford U, 2010.,2Ammer, Christine. American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms. … Read more

Burn the Midnight Oil

Meaning Burn the midnight oil: to work very late, past the end of the regular work day, and late into the night, especially to study; to work very hard. Usage The idiom often suggests working late at night and in this sense, it is especially applied to studying, as for exams. However, it just as … Read more

Burn Rubber (to)

Meaning of Idiom ‘Burn Rubber’ To burn rubber is to drive a vehicle very fast. Examples Of Use “Your appointment starts in fifteen minutes. You’d better burn rubber if you want to get there on time.” “The youth was arrested today after burning rubber all over town — in stolen cars!” “I burned rubber to get … Read more

Burn One’s Bridges

Meaning of Idiom ‘Burn One’s Bridges To burn your bridges means to take an irrevocable step that makes it impossible to go back to a previous position, situation, etc. Specifically, it means to behave in such a way as to ruin your relationship with someone, making it very difficult to have a productive relationship with … Read more