1. Balance the books 结算、结账
Thomas is in charge of balancing the books at the end of each quarter for the business.
2. Bring home the bacon 赚钱谋生、养家糊口
James does overtime so that he can bring home the bacon.
3. Go Dutch AA制、平分账单
Matthew and Hazel always go dutch when they eat out.
4. Gravy train 赚大钱的清闲差事、美差、肥缺
Ian earns a fortune for three hours’ work a day. He’s really on the gravy train!
5. Nest egg 储蓄金、筹备的积蓄
Over the years Leo has been very disciplined and saved every month. He now has a big nest egg on which he can retire.
6. Cook the books 做假账
The financial world has seen many businesses that have cooked the books to make their businesses attractive to potential investors。
7. Golden handshake 丰厚的解雇金、退职金
As CEO, Ross was given a golden handshake when he agreed to leave the company.
8. Cheapskate 小气鬼、吝啬鬼
Thomas did not want to spend $5 on flowers for his mother. What a cheapskate!