money burns a hole in (one's) pocket

money burns a hole in (one's) pocket

One is eager to spend the money they have available. I've always found that money burns a hole in my pocket, so I've never been able to keep a proper savings account. As soon as he gets paid each week, the money burns a hole in his pocket.
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Money burns a hole in someone's pocket.

An expression decribing someone who spends money as soon as it is earned. Sally can't seem to save anything. Money burns a hole in her pocket. If money burns a hole in your pocket, you never have any for emergencies.
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money burns a hole in one's pocket

One can't keep from spending whatever money one has. For example, As soon as she gets paid she goes shopping; money burns a hole in her pocket. This hyperbolic expression, which alleges that one must take out the money before it actually burns a hole, was stated only slightly differently by Thomas More (c. 1530): "A little wanton money ... burned out the bottom of his purse."
See also: burn, hole, money, pocket

money burns a hole in your pocket (or purse)

you have an irresistible urge to spend money as soon as you have it.
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money burns a ˈhole in your pocket

(informal) somebody spends or wants to spend money very quickly and carelessly: She can’t wait to spend her prize money — it’s burning a hole in her pocket.He gets paid on Friday and by Monday he’s spent it all. Money just burns a hole in his pocket.
See also: burn, hole, money, pocket