to go for a song – продаваться за бесценок

“They did not benefit much from the diamond sales on the local tender last week, as the gems went for a song…”



a nest egg – сбережения, отложенные на черный день

“But it is also a good idea to keep a nest egg for emergencies.”



to make one’s ends meet – сводить концы с концами

“Many also have second or third jobs to make ends meet.”



to be dirt cheap – стоить очень дешево

“I wouldn’t want it until it was dirt cheap”



from rags to riches ~ из грязи в князи (из бедности к богатству)

“I used the analogy of a family that goes from rags to riches and back to rags in three or four generations.”



Money Idioms

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