Dirt Cheap Meaning

Meaning of Idiom ‘Dirt Cheap’ When something is dirt cheap it is very inexpensive. 1Ammer, Christine. American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013. Examples Of Use “You won’t believe what I found at a garage sale. An autographed Stephen King novel. It was dirt cheap, too!” “Fifteen dollars a month for such … Read more

Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is

Meaning of Idiom ‘Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is’ To put your money where your mouth is means to do something rather than just talk about it; to take actions that support your opinion, statements or position; to use your own money in support of something you say your support. 1Heacock, Paul. Cambridge Dictionary of American … Read more

Arm and a Leg, an

Also: Cost and arm and a leg Charge an arm and a leg Pay and arm and a leg Give and arm and a leg Meaning of Idiom ‘An Arm and a Leg’ An arm and a leg is a very large amount of money; a very high price. 1Ammer, Christine. American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms]. Boston: … Read more

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

Two Pennies to Rub Together, to not have

Meaning of ‘To Not Have Two Pennies to Rub Together’ To not have two pennies to rub together means to be broke; very poor; impoverished. Examples of Use The expression can be used to indicate a temporary lack of funds or ongoing poverty. “I’d like to get a new apartment but I barely have two pennies … Read more

Blow a Hole in

Also: Make a Hole (in one’s budget or money) Meaning of Idiom ‘Blow a Hole in (something)’ 1. To blow a hole in something means to its effectiveness or show that it is incorrect, corrupt, etc. 1Ayto, John. Oxford Dictionary of English Idioms. Oxford: Oxford U, 2010. ,2Heacock, Paul. Cambridge Dictionary of American Idioms. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2010. 2. … Read more

A Day Late and a Dollar Short

Meaning of Idiom ‘A Day Late and a Dollar Short’ When something is a day late and a dollar short, it is too late and too little; delayed too long and ineffective; waiting too long to do something and being unprepared to do it effectively. 1Heacock, Paul. Cambridge Dictionary of American Idioms. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2010., … Read more

Under the Table

Meaning of Idiom ‘Under the Table’ The idiom under the table means in secret and often illegally. 1Heacock, Paul. Cambridge Dictionary of American Idioms. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2010.,2Ammer, Christine. American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013.  Want to see more videos from Idioms.Online? Subscribe to our YouTube channel! Usage This idiom is usually used in regards … Read more


Also: Close-fisted Meaning of Idiom ‘Tight-Fisted’ To be tight-fisted means to be unwilling to spend money; stingy and miserly. 1Pare, May. Body Idioms and More: For Learners of English. United States?: Mayuree Pare, 2005. Examples Of Use “I would ask my father for a loan but he’s so tight-fisted I know he would never help.” “Everyone was surprised when … Read more

Take Someone to the Cleaners

Meaning of Idiom ‘Take Someone to the Cleaners’ To take someone to the cleaners is to take most or all their money or cause them to lose their money through cheating them or some other nefarious means; to “clean someone out” financially either by dishonest means or in a court battle. Occasionally, taking someone to … Read more