› [U] the value of what a person or organization owns, keeps in a bank, has in investments, or spends: His estate is worth a lot of money. She makes more money than he does. Publishers earn money from their content.lose/spend/waste money We waste money on plants and decorations that we could be spending on salaries.borrow/lend/save money Lending money is a way to ensure that you get a say in how the borrower runs his business.pour/pump/put money into sth Pumping more money into the company isn't going to make customers want the product.donate/invest/raise money Donate money now to make a difference in your community. › [U] the coins or paper currency which can be used to buy things: He used to keep his money under the mattress. Patrons threw money into the fountain. monies (also moneys) [plural] › LAW different amounts of money taken together: He made a mistake by mixing clients' monies with the monies from his construction company.
at the money › FINANCE options (= agreements to buy or sell particular shares, etc. in the future) are at the money when they could be used to buy or sell shares without making a profit or a loss: The options sold at the money.
in the money › FINANCE options are in the money when they could be used to buy or sell shares for a profit: In traditional stock option plans, unless options are in the money, they are not exercised. › informal having a lot of money: It's not just the oil companies that are in the money: high oil prices boost government revenue.
out of the money › FINANCE options are out of the money when they would make a loss if they were used to buy or sell shares: With the shares currently trading at $50.53, however, these calls are out of the money.
make money › to earn a lot of money from a job or an investment: Making money is the only reason I work on Wall Street.
be/pour/throw, etc. money down the drain › to waste money: In propping up these industries, is the government throwing taxpayers' money down the drain?
make/lose money hand over fist › to make or lose a lot of money very quickly: Like many Internet companies, they lost money hand over fist at first.
sb's money is on sb/sth › used to say that someone strongly believes that a particular thing is likely to happen or a particular person is likely to be the one to do something: My money is on the bond markets getting it right.
the smart/clever money is on sb/sth › used to say that people who know a lot about a situation strongly believe that a particular thing is likely to happen or a particular person is likely to be the one to do something: One airline has already filed for bankruptcy protection, and the smart money is on others joining them soon.
money talks › used to say that money influences people, or that people with money tend to be listened to: Money talks in politics.
there's money in sth › used to say that an activity will produce a profit: There's a lot of money in electronics. If you take this car to Texas, there's money in it for you. → See also application money, broad money, caution money, cheap money, conduct money, danger money, dear money, deposit money, easy money, e-money, fresh money, front money, funny money, hot money, hush money, idle money, key money, narrow money, near money, new money, old money, one-month money, one-year money, paper money, seed money, spending money