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Listen to these conversation featuing idioms about money.

 

Money doesn't grow on trees!

A: Mom, can I get a new computer?
B: No, your current computer is fine.
A: Yeah, but is it slow. I want a faster one.
B: Well, laptops are expensive and money doesn't grow on trees.

Money can't buy love.

A: Why the long face?
B: Karen broke up with me.
A: Oh, I am sorry to her that. I know you really like her.
B: I don't understand. I took her to nice places and gave her lots of really expensive gifts.
A: Well, maybe she did not have feelings for you. Money can't buy love.

Money Talks

A: Can you help me move tomorrow?
B: Oh, I'm sorry. I am busy.
A: I will pay you 10,000 Yen to help me.
B: Oh really. Maybe I am free.
A: So now you are free?
B: Well, money talks!

Put your money where your mouth is!

A: We really need to stop using so much oil.
B: I agree. But to do that, we all need to drive less.
A: I know, it is so hard to do. I love my car.
B: Well, you really need to put your money where your mouth is.

A fool and his money are soon parted.

A: Have you ever been to gambling casino?
B: Yeah, but after ten minutes I lost all my money.
A: Haha, as they say, a fool and his money are soon parted.
B: Touche!

Money is the root of all evil!

A: It is so sad to read about all this crime in the news.
B: Yeah, crime gets getting worse and worse.
A: I think it is because of the poor economy.
B: Yeah, lots of people commit crimes because they are poor.
A: Yeah, sadly. As they say, money is the root of all evil.

Learn vocabulary from the lesson

Money doesn't grow on trees!

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This phrase, money doesn't grown on trees, means that somethings are expensive and that we cannot buy everything we want.

This is a phrase parents often say to their children when they want them to buy them somtething.

 

Money can't buy love.

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The phrase, money can't buy love, means that when it comes to the heart, money is not a big factor in choosing to date or marry somebody.

There is another phrase, No Money, No Honey, which means the opposite, that if you do not have money, you cannot have love.

Money Talks

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This phrase, money talks, means that money has a great influence on people, and that often people only get interested in things once there is money involved.

If there is no money involved, people have less interest in it.

Put your money where your mouth is!

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This phrase, put your money where your mouth is, is used when a speaker talks about something, but maybe does not match their words with their actions.

For example, if one person thinks one team will win a big game, they might be asked to put their money where their mouth is and make a bet on the team.

A fool and his money are soon parted.

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The phrase, a fool and his money are soon parted, means that if people are not careful with their money, they will soon lose it to someone who will trick them out of it.

Money is the root of all evil!

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The phrase, money is the root of all evil, means that when people do bad things, such as crime or corruption, money usually is the biggest factor in making them act that way.

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Complete the sentences with the words below.
trees • root • talks • fool • love • mouth
  1. Put your money where you is.
  2. Money .
  3. Money does not grown on .
  4. A and his money are soon parted.
  5. Money is the of all evil.
  6. Money can't buy .