to bring home the bacon
/bɹˈɪŋ hˈoʊm ðə bˈeɪkən/
to earn enough money to be able to pay for the necessities of life
one's bread and butter
/wˈʌnz bɹˈɛd ænd bˈʌɾɚ/
the main source of a person or business's income
to keep the pot / kettle boiling
/kˈiːp ðə pˈɑːt kˈɛɾəl bˈɔɪlɪŋ/
to manage to earn enough money to buy essential things in one's life
to keep body and soul together
/kˈiːp bˈɑːdi ænd sˈoʊl təɡˈɛðɚ/
to be capable of providing for one's most essential needs
to make (both) ends meet
/mˌeɪk bˈoʊθ ˈɛndz mˈiːt/
to make enough money to pay for one's basic needs
to keep the wolf from the door
/kˈiːp ðə wˈʊlf fɹʌmðə dˈoːɹ/
to make enough money to afford the necessities of life
to coin money
/kˈɔɪn mˈʌni/
to make a lot of money in a fast way
to make a killing
/mˌeɪk ɐ kˈɪlɪŋ/
to earn a large amount of money, often in a short period of time and with little effort, usually through a successful business venture, investment, etc,
to make a mint
/mˌeɪk ɐ mˈɪnt/
to earn a lot of money
to laugh all the way to the bank
/lˈæf ˈɔːl ðə wˈeɪ tə ðə bˈæŋk/
to gain significant wealth, often by doing something that is considered useless or foolish by many
to line one's (own) pocket
/lˈaɪn wˈʌnz ˈoʊn pˈɑːkɪt/
to gain money using methods that are illegal or dishonest
license to print money
/lˈaɪsəns tə pɹˈɪnt mˈʌni/
a commercial activity that enables its participants to become rich without making much effort
plum job
/plˈʌm dʒˈɑːb/
a highly desirable job or position, often characterized by excellent pay, benefits, working conditions, and opportunities for advancement
money for old rope / jam
/mˈʌni fɔːɹ ˈoʊld ɹˈoʊp dʒˈæm/
money that one can earn without making much effort
Midas touch
/mˈiːdəz tˈʌtʃ/
a type of ability where one can make a profit from anything that one does
to play the market
/plˈeɪ ðə mˈɑːɹkɪt/
to participate in buying and selling stocks and other financial instruments in the hopes of making a profit
in pocket
/nˈʌm ɪn pˈɑːkɪt/
used to say that an amount of money is gained as profit in a transaction
golden handcuffs
/ɡˈoʊldən hˈændkʌfs/
a good pension or a large salary given to certain employees in order to encourage a longer employment term
golden parachute
/ɡˈoʊldən pˈæɹəʃˌuːt/
a financial compensation that is offered to a top executive in the event that their employment is terminated
golden handshake
/ɡˈoʊldən hˈændʃeɪk/
a payment or package given to a worker, usually a high-ranking manager, when they leave a company
on the dole
/ɑːnðə dˈoʊl/
used of a person who is unemployed but receives regular payment or benefits from the government
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