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Money Expressions


The following is a list of some German idioms, proverbs and expressions about money.
  • Er hat Geld wie Heu - He has tons of money.

  • Geld waschen - to launder money.

  • Geld regiert die Welt - Money makes the world go round.

  • Handwerk hat goldenen Boden – A trade in hand finds gold in every land.

  • Unrecht Gut gedeihet nicht - Ill-gotten goods never prosper.

  • Kopf oder Zahl - Heads or tails.

  • Im Geld schwimmen - To roll in money.

  • Geld allein macht nicht glücklich - Money isn't everything.

  • Wer den Pfennig nicht ehrt, ist des Tales nicht wert - Take care of the pennies, and the pounds will look after themselves.

  • Nach Geld stinken - To be filthy rich.

  • Zeit ist Geld - Time is money.

  • Ein Glückstreffer - A bang for the buck.

  • Ins Geld gehen - Is becoming expensive.

  • Das Geld zum Fenster hinauswerfen - To throw away your money.

  • Das Geld liegt nicht auf der Straße - Money doesn't grow on trees.
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