The Different Uses of The Word “Coin” & Other Money Terms

When you hear the word “coin” what does it mean? In the English language we use the word “coin” many different ways.

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Have you ever heard…?
To coin a phrase
2 sides of the same coin
Flip a coin
A coin of the realm
Toss a coin in the fountain (if in Rome, use your right hand & throw the coin over your left shoulder)
Make some fine coin (as in make a lot of money)
Phony as a $3 bill
Drop a dime on someone (turn them in for something they did)
Insert a coin (into a vending machine)
Chocolate coins (foil-wrapped candy)

Money Slang
$1 bills – also known as ones, singles, bucks
$5 bills – a fiver or a fin
$10 bill – a ten-spot or a sawbuck
$100 bill – a C-note

How about these different names for money?

Thursday, May 11th, 2017 Uncategorized