Splendid Expressions Week 7: Day 2 of 5

Topic: MONEY

Complete the following colloquial expressions:

1

Samuel was telling me he's really had to tighten his ........ since losing his job.

a)
b)
c)
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2

Sorry, but I won't be able to go out this weekend. I'm ........ broke.

a)
b)
c)
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3

He threw all his money down the ........ after investing in stocks and shares.

a)
b)
c)
Well done! If you throw money 'down the drain' you waste it or it doesn't produce the desired result.Sorry, try again.Your answer has been saved.
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Now complete the gaps with the missing words.

4

A) Companies will have to their belts following the latest rise in interest rates.

B) She's so mean. You'd think she was flat the way she behaves even though she's worth a fortune.

C) Stephan is always throwing his money the drain on gadgets that he quickly gets bored with.

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Make them your own!

1) Have you ever had to tighten your belt because you had less money to spend than usual?
2) Is there an activity you would most miss doing if you were flat broke?
3) Have you thrown money down the drain on something?

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