money

[ muhn-ee ]
/ ˈmʌn i /

noun, plural mon·eys, mon·ies.

adjective

Idioms

Origin of money

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

Related forms

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

Related forms

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

In addition to the idioms beginning with money

  • money burns a hole in one's pocket
  • money is no object
  • money talks
  • money to burn

also see:

  • coin money
  • color of one's money
  • easy money
  • even money
  • fool and his money are soon parted
  • for one's money
  • funny money
  • get one's money's worth
  • hush money
  • in the money
  • made of money
  • not for love or money
  • on the money
  • pay your money and take your choice
  • pin money
  • pocket money
  • put money on
  • put one's money where one's mouth is
  • rolling in it (money)
  • run for one's money
  • throw good money after bad
  • time is money

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