Archive for the ‘Money Idioms’ category

Idiom – “a day late and a dollar short”

October 16th, 2014

Definition:
This implies that the current effort attempted is not enough and much too late to change the circumstances.

Example:
Friend A on phone – Can I speak to Susie?  I want to apologize to her about my terrible temper tantrum yesterday.  It was wrong of me to yell at her for something she didn’t do.

Friend B answers – Well you’re a day late and a dollar short.  She flew back home this morning because she said she has had enough of your temper tantrums.

Idiom – “a penny for your thoughts”

April 25th, 2014

Definition:
This idiom is used to ask someone what they are thinking about.

Example:
Wife to husband “You have been so quiet all afternoon ….. a penny for your thoughts?

 

Idiom – “a penny saved is a penny earned”

April 14th, 2014

Definition:
This idiom says that saving money is as important as earning money.

Example:
Sarah (daughter) “Mom I got my first baby-sitting money… I’m going shopping, shopping, shopping!”
Mother – “Hold on young lady.  Remember we agreed that half of your baby-sitting money would be deposited into your savings account.  A penny saved is a penny earned which goes toward your college education.