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idioms about money
Nickel and dime (someone) to death
To continually spend small amounts until one runs out of money
Give the children a fixed allowance or they will nickel and dime you to death.
Note: "Allowance" is a common American term for "pocket money".
The $64,000 question
The very difficult but critical question
Tsuge-san asked if the proposed venture could possibly make a profit. It turned out to be the $64,000 question.
Note: This term came from a 1940s TV quiz show on which $64,000 was the top prize awarded.
Two cents worth
One's humble opinion
If asked, I will give my two cents worth on the planned design changes.
If I had a nickel for every time...
A small amount of money multiplied by a common event could make one rich.
If I had a nickel for every time my co-worker complained, I'd be rich.
Note: Penny, dime, and dollar are variations used in this expression, which is a mild complaint.
A penny for your thoughts
Why are you being so silent?
You've been quiet all day, Rie-san. I'd give a penny for your thoughts.
Note: This is a polite and gentle way to make this inquiry.