VOA地道英语一分钟视频 English in a Minute: Break The Bank 20
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 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 no 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.