Splendid Expressions Week 17: Day 5 of 5

Topic: MONEY

Complete the following colloquial expressions:

1

If you're hard ........ why don't you get a part-time job during the school holidays?

a)
b)
c)
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2

If you don't mind living from hand to ........ there are some wonderful opportunities to do voluntary work abroad.

a)
b)
c)
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3

Footballers these days are ........ of money and act more like film stars than sportsmen.

a)
b)
c)
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Now complete the gaps with the missing words.

4

A) My brother's really up at the moment and has asked me to lend him some money.

B) Apparently, Paul spent his teenage years homeless and living from to mouth in London.

C) Sorry, but I'm not made of . There's no way I can afford a new car.

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Make them your own!

1) If you were really hard up what luxury item would you most miss?
2) Has there ever been a period in your life when you've had to live hand to mouth?
3) Where do people who are made of money live in your nearest city?

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