There are many idioms in the workplace that are related to money, such as profits, costs, budgets. If you just translate those idioms literally, you can easily misunderstand the meaning. Today, we have prepared 8 money-related idioms. Let’s jot them down and figure out what these idioms mean!
1. Cash cow
Amongst the ten restaurants owned by him, the Causeway Bay branch is his favorite as it has always been a cash cow.
2. In the black
The company account is well in the black this month. That’s better than ever!
3. In the red
The store is $50,000 in the red for the first month, but I believe that it will soon be profitable.
4. Go down the drain
Due to the sudden policy change, the $100,000 worth of investment from last month has gone down the drain.
5. Foot the bill
He took the responsibility that he needs to foot the bill for the loss.
6. On a shoestring
The drama was made on a shoestring, with only a few performers and staff. However, it has taken Hong Kong by storm.
7. Ballpark figure
May I know the ballpark figure of the total cost from the previous month?
8. Crunch the numbers
Under limited budgets, we must crunch the numbers before buying this large machine.