monies, moneys (plural)
1) N-UNCOUNT Money is the coins or bank notes that you use to buy things, or the sum that you have in a bank account.

A lot of the money that you pay at the cinema goes back to the film distributors...

Players should be allowed to earn money from advertising...

She probably had more money but she didn't spend it.

...discounts and money saving offers.

2) N-PLURAL Monies is used to refer to several separate sums of money that form part of a larger amount that is received or spent. [FORMAL]

We drew up a schedule of payments for the rest of the monies owed.

...the investment and management of monies by pension funds.

3) See also , pocket money
4) PHRASE: V inflects If you say that someone has money to burn, you mean that they have more money than they need or that they spend their money on things that you think are unnecessary.

He was a high-earning broker with money to burn.

5) PHRASE: usu v-link PHR If you are in the money, you have a lot of money to spend. [INFORMAL]

If you are one of the lucky callers chosen to play, you could be in the money.

rolling in it
6) PHRASE: V inflects If you make money, you obtain money by earning it or by making a profit.

They couldn't find work or make money in the cities.

...the only bit of the firm that consistently made money.

7) PHRASE: V inflects If you say that you want someone to put their money where their mouth is, you want them to spend money to improve a bad situation, instead of just talking about improving it.

The government might be obliged to put its money where its mouth is to prove its commitment.

8) PHRASE If you say that the smart money is on a particular person or thing, you mean that people who know a lot about it think that this person will be successful, or this thing will happen. [JOURNALISM]

With England not playing, the smart money was on the Germans...

A lot of smart money in Washington says that peace is nearly at hand.

9) PHRASE If you say that money talks, you mean that if someone has a lot of money, they also have a lot of power.

The formula in Hollywood is simple - money talks.

10) PHRASE: V inflects, PHR n (disapproval) If you say that someone is throwing money at a problem, you are critical of them for trying to improve it by spending money on it, instead of doing more thoughtful and practical things to improve it.

The Australian government's answer to the problem has been to throw money at it.

11) PHRASE: V inflects (disapproval) If you say that someone is throwing good money after bad, you are critical of them for trying to improve a bad situation by spending more money on it, instead of doing more thoughtful or practical things to improve it.

Further heavy intervention would be throwing good money after bad.

12) PHRASE: PHR after v If you get your money's worth, you get something which is worth the money that it costs or the effort you have put in.

The fans get their money's worth.

value for money
13) to see the colour of someone's moneysee colour
a licence to print moneysee licence
to be rolling in moneysee rolling
money for old ropesee rope
give someone a run for their moneysee run
value for moneysee value

English dictionary. 2008.


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