like money in the bank

like money in the bank

A guaranteed success, a reliable asset. Dating from the 1930s, this colloquial phrase has been applied in numerous contexts. An early use appeared in the Zanesville [Ohio] Times Recorder of Jan. 3, 1939: “Money in the bank, dearie, money in the bank. That’s what diamonds are” (cited by the OED).
See also: bank, like, money