Money

Level:

Advanced

Category:

Vocabulary Exercises

Group:

Idioms

Please select the correct answer for each of the questions below:

 
 

1 - He gets a very substantial salary. He's got ______ to burn.

a - belt
b - pennies
c - money
d - it
e - even
 

2 - I need to cut down on what I spend, tighten my ______ .

a - killing
b - pennies
c - it
d - trees
e - belt
 

3 - I didn't pay by cheque or card. I paid for it in hard ______ .

a - mouth
b - pocket
c - trees
d - cash
e - money
 

4 - Over the years I've been saving and I've put away a tidy little nest ______ .

a - egg
b - red
c - bank
d - even
e - belt
 

5 - Be careful with your money. Money doesn't grow on ______ .

a - pocket
b - trees
c - soul
d - mouth
e - money
 
 

6 - We didn't make a profit but at least we broke ______ .

a - even
b - penny
c - money
d - soul
e - leg
 

7 - My bank manager is angry with me because I am in the ______ .

a - pennies
b - bank
c - red
d - trees
e - belt
 

8 - Don't put everything into your savings account. You need to keep some ready ______ .

a - pennies
b - cash
c - bank
d - rich
e - red
 

9 - He's hoping that his web site will attract a lot of customers and he will strike it ______ .

a - killing
b - soul
c - rich
d - cash
e - belt
 

10 - I only just earn enough to live on. I live from hand to ______ .

a - killing
b - leg
c - money
d - cash
e - mouth
 

11 - He's very rich, absolutely rolling in ______ .

a - money
b - red
c - it
d - cash
e - belt
 

12 - A penny saved is a ______ earned.

a - penny
b - leg
c - soul
d - cash
e - even
 

13 - He invested heavily in the share just before it went up by 50%. He made an absolute ______ .

a - trees
b - killing
c - money
d - cash
e - pennies
 

14 - It cost me more money to get here today than what I earned. I'm out of ______ on this.

a - money
b - pocket
c - cash
d - rich
e - trees
 

15 - I don't earn much but enough to keep body and ______ together.

a - soul
b - pennies
c - penny
d - trees
e - killing
 

16 - We can afford it. It won't break the ______.

a - killing
b - leg
c - bank
d - cash
e - penny
 

17 - My new pocket PC was very expensive. It cost an arm and a ______ .

a - pocket
b - leg
c - mouth
d - it
e - egg
 

18 - He's very poor. He doesn't have two ______ to rub together.

a - pocket
b - cash
c - bank
d - pennies
e - penny
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