money ( monies plural) ( 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..., ...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.
4 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.
have money to burn phrase V inflects
He was a high-earning broker with money to burn.
5 If you are in the money, you have a lot of money to spend.
in the money phrase usu v-link PHR
If you are one of the lucky callers chosen to play, you could be in the money.
6 If you make money, you obtain money by earning it or by making a profit.
make money phrase V inflects
...the only bit of the firm that consistently made money.
7 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.
put your money where your mouth is phrase V inflects
The government might be obliged to put its money where its mouth is to prove its commitment.
8 If you say that thesmart 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)
smart money phrase
With England not playing, the smart money was on the Germans...
9 If you say that money talks, you mean that if someone has a lot of money, they also have a lot of power.
money talks phrase
The formula in Hollywood is simple<endash>money talks.
10 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.
throw money at phrase V inflects, PHR n (disapproval)
The Australian government's answer to the problem has been to throw money at it.
11 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.
throw good money after bad phrase V inflects (disapproval)
Further heavy intervention would be throwing good money after bad.
12 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.
(get your) money's worth phrase PHR after v
The fans get their money's worth.
to be rolling in money
money for old rope
to give someone a run for their money