break the bank

Definition of break the bank

  1. :  to be very expensive or too expensive :  to cost a lot of money —usually used in negative statements Buy a car that's dependable but won't break the bank.

Word by Word Definitions

breakplay
  1. :  to separate into parts with suddenness or violence

    :  fracture

    : to fracture a bone of (a bodily part)

  1. :  an act or action of breaking

    :  the opening shot in a game of pool or billiards

    :  a gap or opening caused or appearing as if caused by damage :  a condition produced by or as if by breaking :  gap

bankplay
  1. :  a mound, pile, or ridge raised above the surrounding level: such as

    :  a piled-up mass of cloud or fog

    :  an undersea elevation rising especially from the continental shelf

  1. :  to build a raised border of earth around :  to raise a bank (see 1bank 2) about

    :  to cover (as a fire) with fresh fuel and adjust the draft of air so as to keep in an inactive state

    :  to build (a curve) with the roadbed or track inclined laterally upward from the inside edge

  1. :  an establishment for the custody, loan, exchange, or issue of money, for the extension of credit, and for facilitating the transmission of funds

    :  the table, counter, or place of business of a money changer

    :  a person conducting a gambling house or game

  1. :  to manage a bank

    :  to deposit money or have an account in a bank (see 3bank 1a)

    :  to deposit or store in a bank

  1. :  a group or series of objects arranged together in a row or a tier : such as

    :  a set of elevators

    :  a row or tier of telephones


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