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Friday, June 10, 2005


Do you find learning Slang Expressions confusing? Well, don’t worry - you are not alone. Most students struggle with the many slang expressions in the English language.

In our last edition of WORDS, WORDS, WORDS, Dr. English asked you to find the meanings of some common slang expressions related to money. Here are the answers :

Throw money out a window – to waste your money.
Ex: You are throwing money out a window by going to a school other than the Vancouver English Centre!

Get your money’s worth – to get good value for your money.
Ex: I really got my money’s worth at the All-You-Can-Eat sushi restaurant.

Quick buck – money made quickly or easily.
Ex: I don’t care what kind of work I do, I just need to make a quick buck.
**Buck is a slang word for money**

Feel like a million bucks – to feel great.
Ex: Last night I slept for 10 hours and today I feel like a million bucks!

If you would like more information on WORDS, WORDS, WORDS, please email Doctor English with your questions at drenglish@vec.ca.


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