Money idioms Call my bluff

Team A

Make up false meanings for the idioms below, tell the other team the true and false meanings, and see if they can guess which is true

  1. Save your money for a rainy day- Save money when time is good in case you have financial troubles later
  1. The breadwinner- The person who brings most of the income into the household
  1. Bring home the bacon- Earn a salary
  1. A hole in the wall – A cash point (= ATM)
  1. Put your money where your mouth is – Commit yourself to something, for example by investing your own money
  1. Monopoly money – An amount of money that seems like a lot to poor people but is unimportant to rich people

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Money idioms call my bluff

Team B

Make up false meanings for the idioms below, tell the other team the true and false meanings, and see if they can guess which is true

  1. In for a penny, in for a pound- Once you’ve decided to do something, you may as well dedicate yourself to it 100%
  1. The pink pound- Spending power of gay people (usually quite high as they don’t have children)
  1. To hold the purse strings- Be in control of the money, e.g. in a family or company

10. Spend a penny- Go to the toilet for a “number one” (a pee)

11. Have your fingers in the till – Be stealing money from work

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