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Money: salaries, bills, payments
Formal and informal phrasal verb more formal take out sth or take sth out withdraw get money from a bank cut back sth reduce or cut sth back meaning decrease the amount of money that is being spent on something example equivalent I took € 100 out at the ATM yesterday. You may not withdraw more than € 500 in 24 hours. The government is cutting back on the education budget. The education budget is to be reduced next year.
pay back sth/sb or pay sth/sb back repay someone Lend me ten pounds the money that and I'll pay back you owe them tomorrow. Poor countries find it very difficult to repay their debts. come to sth total be a particular total when amounts or numbers are added together The bill for the meal came to $86 all together. Healthcare expenditure totalled $120 billion last year.
Paying bills and debts ü ü I won't pay off the mortgage on my house until 2024. [pay back all the money you owe] My tax bill has arrived. I have to pay up by 30 December. [pay money that you owe, especially when you do not want to] ü My kids ran up a phone bill of £ 400! [caused you to owe a large amount of money] ü I know I already owe you € 20. Can you lend me another 20 and I'll settle up with you when I get paid next week. [pay someone the money that you owe them]
Other verbs connected with money I've been offered a chance to go to New Zealand next year. So I've started saving up 1 already. I'm trying to set aside 2 a fixed amount each month so that I'll have enough. 1 keeping money so that I can buy something with it in the future 2 use money for one purpose and no other purpose 3 accept that an amount It was a terrible holiday. of money has been lost Everything went wrong. And it cost us $900, but I guess we'll 4 lf will not be returned have to just write that off 3. We won't get it back 4.
5 giving something to Somebody without asking for payment 6 bought something when you have gone to a place to do something else 7 (adjective) very cheap They were giving away 5 free tickets at the Conceit Hall today and I got one. Then I was in a bookshop buying a magazine and I picked up 6 a book on Italian cookery at a knockdown 7 price. It had been reduced from $20 to $15.