Money Talk: Idioms about the Green Stuff

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I know you didn’t ask for my two cents, but I will tell you anyway that I find figures of speech fascinating. The things we say without thinking say a lot about what we think, and a lot of the most common idioms are about money. For instance, why do we stretch a dollar but pinch a penny? Does that language suggest that those who are stretching their dollars are frugal, but those who worry about pennies are so mean that they have to pinch them?

Sometimes people and business ventures are described in monetary figures – For example, Suzie Q’s work is as good as gold, but even if it weren’t her business would still be a cash cow. When her accountant, who is worth his we


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One Response to Money Talk: Idioms about the Green Stuff

  1. Ann says:

    What fun! I didn’t get to see the final score on the BULLS and BEARS game…

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