As we noted in our recent entry in the business idioms blog series, banks have just as big a role in the world of business idioms as they do in the business world itself. Here are some of the most famous; with these at your disposal success is almost assured!
To Break The Bank – to spend more money than you have
- The small company almost broke the bank after it tried to meet the production demands of a major client placed that placed a huge order on credit.
Note: As the above example shows, this idiom can be used with both actual banks and regular business (in which case “bank” could be considered a stand-in for bank account).
To Take It To The Bank – to have something genuine that you can trust without question
- Trust me, my stock tip is so good that you can take it the bank.