money

[ muhn-ee ]
/ ˈmʌn i /

noun, plural mon·eys, mon·ies.

adjective

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Idioms for money

Origin of money

1250–1300; Middle English moneie < Middle French < Latin monēta mint2, money

OTHER WORDS FROM money

mon·ey·less, adjectivenon·mon·ey, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for in the money

money
/ (ˈmʌnɪ) /

noun

adjective

best, most valuable, or most eagerly anticipatedthe money shot; the money note

Other words from money

Related adjective: pecuniary

Word Origin for money

C13: from Old French moneie, from Latin monēta coinage; see mint ²
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Idioms and Phrases with in the money (1 of 2)

in the money

1

Also, in the chips. Rich, affluent. For example, When he's in the money, he's extremely generous to his friends, or After that box-office bonanza, she's in the chips. The chips in the variant presumably allude to poker chips. [Colloquial; late 1800s]

2

Placing first, second or third in a contest on which a bet has been placed, especially a horse race. For example, My luck held today, and I ended up in the money. [c. 1900]

Idioms and Phrases with in the money (2 of 2)

money

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