ADJ. big There is big money in golf for the top players. | easy He started stealing as a way of making easy money. | government, public, taxpayers' Is this a good way to spend taxpayers' money? | private | pocket, spending Did your parents give you pocket money when you were little? I don't know how much spending money to take on holiday. | prize | sponsorship | paper The collection box was full of coins and paper money. | counterfeit
QUANT. amount, sum the large sums of money we handle in this store
VERB + MONEY have I haven't got any money left. | borrow, bring in, collect, earn, get, make, raise, receive He hoped the scheme would bring in quite a bit of money. Some people were in the street collecting money for charity. How much money did he earn last year? I'll have to get some more money from somewhere. | bank, deposit, pay in small shopkeepers banking their money at the end of the day I need to pay this money in today. | draw out, get out, take out, withdraw | fritter away, lose, run out of, spend, squander, throw away, waste She lost a lot of money at the casino. We ran out of money and had to come home early. He squandered his money on gambling and drink. | hoard, save, set aside, stash away an old miser who hoarded his money We're trying to set some money aside for a new car.
She stashed the money away in the bank. | invest, tie up They sensibly invested their prize money rather than spending it. All their money was tied up in long-term investments. | donate, give sb, lend sb, pay (sb), provide (sb with), put up Half the money raised was donated to charity. He managed to persuade his friend to put up the money for the venture. | give (sb) back, pay (sb) back, refund (sb), repay (sb) I'll pay the money back next week, I promise. The shop was unwilling to refund my money. | owe (sb) They owe lots of people money. | accept, take I don't think they'll accept French money on the plane. The bookmaker was quite happy to take his money. | cost These cars cost quite a lot of money. | be worth That painting is worth a lot of money. | change, exchange We changed our money into dollars at the airport. | allocate The quality of public health care depends on the amount of money allocated to it. | launder He was charged with laundering money.
MONEY + VERB come from sth Money for the extension to the gallery came from the sale of old exhibits. | go (on sth), go to I don't know where all the money goes! All his money went on drink. Most of the money went to pay for the food and drink. | come in She had two children to support and no money coming in.
MONEY + NOUN management | problems | laundering | market He made a fortune dealing on the money markets. | box
PREP. for ~ He'll do anything for money! | ~ for Where's the money for the milk?
PHRASES get money off sth You might get some money off the price if it's an old model. | get your money's worth The boat trip lasts three hours, so you certainly get your money's worth. | pay/put money in/into the bank I pay my money into the bank as soon as I get paid. | put money on sth He stopped at the betting shop to put money on a horse. | put/sink money into sth He sank most of his money into his struggling business. | take money off sth He felt sorry for her and took some money off her bill. | throw money at sth They tend to throw money at problems without trying to work out the best solution. | throw your money around He thinks he can make friends by throwing his money around. > Special page at BUSINESS