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Words and phrases related to money

Estar teso / Ficar liso = to be skint

Bagatela = a bargain

Puxar os cordões à bolsa = control spending [“pull the purse strings”]

Abrir os cordões à bolsa = foot the bill

Massa/nota/pastel/guito = money

Cheio de nota = loaded with cash

Pipa de massa = a moneybags

Caloteiro = deadbeat – someone who doesn’t pay what they owe

Ao preço de a chuva = very cheap [“at the price of rain”]

Custar os olhos na cara = cost an arm and a leg [“cost the eyes in your head”]

Levar fiado = buy on credit





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