Money – useful vocabulary

Money – useful vocabulary


borrow money – to take money from someone  (pożyczyć pieniądze od kogoś)
I think, he wants to borrow money.

lend money – to give money to someone (pożyczyć pieniądze komuś)
This is the gentleman who lent the money to John.

pay back – to return money owed to someone (oddać pożyczone pieniądze)
How long is it going to take you to pay that money back?

pay off – to finish paying all money that is owed (spłacić ostatecznie pożyczone pieniądze)
He needed to make some money to pay off some debt.

save up – to keep money for a large expense in the future (oszczędzać na większe wydatki)
It took me months to save up enough money to go travelling.

put aside – to save money for a specific purpose (odłożyć pieniądze na specjalny cel)
I put aside a little cash for an emergency.

money doesn’t grow on trees – money doesn’t come easily
If you want to buy a new Smartphone, you will need to find a job and save up for it. Money doesn’t grow on trees – you will appreciate something more if you have worked for it!

I’m not made of money – to not have a lot of money
I can’t lend you twenty pounds. I’m not made of money.

time is money – time is valuable so don’t waste it
I can’t afford to spend a lot of time standing here talking. Time is money.

beyond one’s means – more than one can afford
A second vacation this year is well beyond our means.

to cost an arm and a leg – to cost a lot of money
I’d love to buy a Porsche, but they cost an arm and a leg.

flat broke – to have no money at all
Two years later she is flat broke and on the dole.

foot the bill – to pay for something
Her mother agreed to foot (=pay) the bill.

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