Catch Word #187 – To make bank

In today’s episode, Andrew and Suzanne give detailed explanations of two expressions related to making lots of money: to make bank and to rake it in. Do you dream of making a lot of money through working hard, or would you rather just win the lottery? Either way, this is the episode for you!

Fun facts

Did you know that if Bill Gates were to drop a $1,000 bill, it wouldn’t be worth his time to pick it up? That’s because he makes more than $1,000 in the time it would take him to bend down and pick up the money. Now that’s making bank!

Expressions you’ll learn in this episode:

  • To make bank
  • To rake it in
  • To pick [something] apart
  • To hit the jackpot
  • A third party
  • A claim to fame

Credit:Music:Something Elated by Broke For Free, licensed under Creative Commons by Attribution 3.0 License

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