It’s just a phrase I’m going through: Money slang

  There are many words relating to money – you would expect that as money is such a vital commodity. Words such as cash, coins, and currency are familiar, but there are also many slang words, such as: bread, dosh dough, lolly, lucre, moola/moolah, readies, scratch, shrapnel (for inconvenient amounts of loose change), spondulicks, wad … Continue reading It’s just a phrase I’m going through: Money slang

It’s just a phrase I’m going through: Money

  My first blog concerning phrases touched on the types of phrase found in the English language. Here are a few of the many phrases relating to money (with thanks to the Oxford English Dictionary and A Word in Your Shell-like by Nigel Rees.   Money for old rope: This concerns money or other reward earned … Continue reading It’s just a phrase I’m going through: Money

It’s just a phrase I’m going through: Types of phrase

A phrase is usually a small group of words that stand together as a unit, but technically it could consist of just one word. The Oxford Thesaurus gives several synonyms to describe a phrase: clause, idiom, expression, proverb, motto, adage, cliché, platitude, slogan, or saying. That is quite a broad spectrum.   Nigel Rees in his … Continue reading It’s just a phrase I’m going through: Types of phrase