When talking about money or financial situations, we often use phrasal verbs. Here are some very commonly used phrasal verbs about money.
"I can’t believe my credit card bill. It gobbles up a large part of my salary every month. And I have so many other bills to pay! I guess I’ll have to break into my savings and use the money I’d put by for a car."
Take this small paragraph. We learn the following three phrasal verbs.
- gobble up = uses a lot of something, especially money (informal)
- break into = to start to use an amount of money
- put by (same as put aside) = save in order to use later