Break The Bank

Welcome to English in a minute.Have you ever been shopping and heard someone say:I don’t want to break the bank.This is a simple phrase that you can easily add to your American English vocabulary.Let’s hear it in a conversation.I wanted to buy a new car.I saw one at the dealership yesterday,but it was so expensive!How expensive? Very expensive-way too much for me.I can’t afford it,and I don’t want to break the bank.This phrase means to use up all of your money,and it comes from gambling.If a gambler wins more money than the casino has on hand,it’s called “breaking the bank.”And when someone has no money,you can say he is “broke.”And that’s English in a minute.

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