like money in the bank

like money in the bank

A reliable, valuable asset; something guaranteed to be useful or beneficial in the future. When you run a farm, feed for your animals is like money in the bank—you want the supply to be plentiful and sustainable. As you get older, good health becomes like money in the bank. The longer you maintain it, the better your life will be as a result. The new quarterback is proving to be like money in the bank for the team.
See also: bank, like, money
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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
The Dictionary of Clichés by Christine Ammer Copyright © 2013 by Christine Ammer
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