money burns a hole in (one's) pocket(redirected from money burns a whole in your pocket)
money burns a hole in (one's) pocket
When one has money available, one becomes very eager to spend it. 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.
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.
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."