Money phrasal verbs

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.

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