Useful Idioms – part 8

(1)  Tighten one’s belt = cut one’s expenditure ; live more frugally.

  • She said the poor must tighten their belts.
  • I’ve had to tighten my belt since I stopped working full-time.

(2)  Make a killing = to earn a lot of money in a short time and with little effort.

  • They made a killing with the sale of their London house.
  • Tom made a killing at the race track yesterday.

(3)  Well-heeled = wealthy.

  • His family was very well-heeled.
  • My uncle can afford a new car.  He’s well-heeled.  Everyone in his family is well-off.
  • The price tag is out of reach of all but the most well-heeled.

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