To bail out
To help a person or organization to get out of difficulty by giving them money
E.g. My parents had to bail me out as I was experiencing some serious financial problems.
To run through
To spend a lot of money very quickly
E.g. I had run through a huge amount of money without realizing it.
To cough up
To provide money, often unwillingly (informal)
E.g. They coughed up the necessary sum without a single complaint.
To work off
To reduce the size of a debt by earning money to pay for it
E.g. I guess I will have to work off the debt in the holidays.
To gobble up
To use a lot of something, especially money (informal)
E.g. The phone bill gobbled up a big part of my salary.
To break into
To start to use an amount of money that you have been saving
E.g. I had so many other bills that I had to break into my savings.
To put by
To save money in order to use later
E.g. I had to use the money that I had put by earlier.
To set back
To cost a particular amount of money, usually a large amount (informal)
E.g. The trip to South America was amazing but it set me back $6000.
To clean out
To use all the money you had (informal)
E.g. The debts cleaned me out completely.
To square up
To pay somebody the money that you owe them
E.g. I will square up with you when I get my next pay cheque.
To come into
To get money from someone who died
E.g. I came into some money recently.
To roll in
To arrive in large amounts, usually about money
E.g. I got a lot of money recently, and I am really glad that it has been rolling in.
To plough back
To put money that you have earned into a business in order to make the business bigger or better
E.g. What are the best ways of ploughing back profits into a small business? Call us for advice.
To put aside
To save money for a particular purpose
E.g. If your aim is to put aside money on a regular basis, our monthly saving plan enables you to pay a regular sum into your bank account each month.