Money sayings 燒包

更新時間 2013年 1月 17日, 星期四 - 格林尼治標準時間08:46

Audio: Money sayings 燒包

A Q&A programme about how to talk about money.

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"Since Christmas is over, lots of stores have big sales on - I guess there might be some people spending money thoughtlessly then regret it or be blamed for it. So could you tell me how British people express "燒包" when they want to say they've spent a lot to buy something that is not worth it?"

Maomao (卯卯) from Beijing

Do you know how to say "燒包" in English?

In this Question and Answer of the Week, Feifei and Neil explain many money-related phrases.

Money to burn 字面意思錢多得可以燒了,比喻某人很富裕

Show off 顯擺、炫耀

Splash out 揮霍

Loaded 非常有錢的

Minted (非正式口語表達)非常有錢的

Skint 身無分文的

Broke 沒錢了

To tighten one's belt 勒緊褲腰帶

Scrimp and save 節衣縮食

Value for money 物有所值

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