Thursday, July 09, 2009
The following expressions are three figurative expressions for "money":
to have deep pockets: For investors with deep pockets (= a lot of money), the Berlin property market is attractive.
to line one's own pocket: They are interested in lining their pockets first and serving the people second. You can't blame them for wanting to line their own pockets (= making money in greedy and dishonest way).
to cost a pretty penny: Mary's dress is real silk. It must have cost a pretty penny (= cost an arm and a leg = cost the earth = cost a lot of money).