How much did that set you back? (Money phrasal verbs)

About Words - Cambridge Dictionary blog

by Kate Woodford

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This week we’re looking at the wealth of phrasal verbs in English that relate to money, including those used for having and not having money, those for saving money and those for spending it. Starting with a very common phrasal verb, if you pay off a sum that you owe to a bank or person, you give them all of it: I’m hoping to pay off the debt within two years.

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