Splendid Expressions

DAY 2: MONEY

Step 1:  Learn

Question 1
Andrea is often accused of being penny-......... but I think she has a very sensible attitude towards money.
A
stealing
B
pinching
C
robbing
Question 1 Explanation: 
Well done! If someone is 'penny-pinching' they are mean and spend the least amount of money as possible on something.
Question 2
I was hoping to buy some nice clothes but we came away from the shops ........-handed.
A
lose
B
empty
C
free
Question 2 Explanation: 
Well done! If you come away from somewhere 'empty-handed' you return without anything.
Question 3
If you want to help fight poverty you should put your money where your ........ is.
A
mouth
B
heart
C
head
Question 3 Explanation: 
Well done! If you 'put your money where your mouth is' you back up your words with action.
There are 3 questions to complete.

 

Step 2: Remember

Question 1
He's got a very ........  pinching attitude and refuses to spend anything on repairs to the apartment.
A
money
B
penny
C
price
Question 1 Explanation: 
You remembered. Well done! The phrase is 'penny pinching'.
Question 2
Even though they'd had high hopes of winning something at the casino they came back empty .........
A
fingered
B
palmed
C
handed
Question 2 Explanation: 
You remembered. Well done! The phrase is 'empty handed'.
Question 3
You keep saying you could beat me but you refuse to put your ........ where your mouth is.
A
money
B
cash
C
coins
Question 3 Explanation: 
You remembered. Well done! The phrase is 'to put your money where your mouth is'.
There are 3 questions to complete.

 

Step 3: Personalise

  1. Do you know somebody who could be described as penny-pinching?
  2. When you go shopping for clothes do you often return home empty-handed or do you usually find what you’re looking for?
  3. If you face a challenge are you able to put your money where your mouth is?

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