Other ways of saying RICH



Very low-level learners of English are familiar with the word poor and its opposite, RICH. Interestingly, even though they improve their linguistic skills, they still find it difficult to use alternative words for RICH, other than saying HAVING A LOT OF MONEY. If you are of guilty of doing the same, here are some replacements to colour your language.

  1. AFFLUENT
  2. WEALTHY
  3. WELL OFF
  4. WELL HEELED

And, a lovely idiom ….

  • TO BE BORN WITH A SILVER SPOON IN YOUR MOUTH

In this case, it means that the person was born into a WEALTHY family.

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Over to you:

Do you have an interesting idiom for the word RICH in your language? If yes, send in and share the original expression together with the word-for-word translation.

4 comments

  1. […] Different ways of saying rich […]

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  2. […] to are those people who enter into a relationship not out of love but because their partner is well-off. They are after the money, holidays and gifts that they hope to receive and don’t care about […]

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  3. One of the great things about idioms is the way you can create new meanings by deliberately getting the idiom wrong – like in the song Substitute by The Who, where it says “I was born with a plastic spoon in my mouth!”. I know the feeling!

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    1. With plastic in greater abundance than silver, many more of us know that feeling!

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