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phrases about money
Champagne tastes on a beer budget
Ono-san has champagne tastes but is on a beer budget
so he is always borrowing money from his friends.
On the cheap
To do cheaply
The architect asked us to redesign the restaurant's
interior on the cheap; the owner wants to attract a buyer.
Spending money freely
Suzuki-san enjoyed living high in New York but knew
he'd lose his expense account when he returned to the head office in Tokyo.
The accountant checks each expense report carefully
so never pad your expenses.
On a shoestring
On a very small budget
Management agreed to let us do the project if we
do it on a shoestring.