in the money

idiom

1
US : among the top three finishers in a race (such as a horse race)
Whatever horse I bet on, it never finishes in the money.
2
informal : having lots of money
They struggled for many years but now they're in the money.

Examples of in the money in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web By the 1960s, all three maestros were in the money, with Louis the richest of all. Larry Tye, Fortune, 4 May 2024 In a news conference on Wednesday, Mr. Powell alluded to the 2019 quantitative tightening effort that led to chaos in the money markets — and an about-face by the central bank. Jeff Sommer, New York Times, 3 May 2024 Trump and allied groups have lagged behind President Biden and his allies in the money chase. Josh Dawsey The Washington Post, arkansasonline.com, 29 Apr. 2024 To Fed Chairman Jerome Powell, the frustrating and painful combination of interest rate hikes and orchestrated reductions in the money supply may be feeling like King Canute’s fabled attempt to counter an incoming tide. Bruce Yandle, Twin Cities, 28 Apr. 2024 Monetarism The most common definition of monetarism is advocating a continual increase in the money supply. Korok Ray, Forbes, 18 Feb. 2024 So much for the upswings in the money supply and inflation. John Greenwood, National Review, 15 Jan. 2024 Inflation shouldn’t have come as a surprise–a 40% increase in the money supply will usually impact prices. Sanjay Datta, Fortune, 21 Dec. 2023 And with the normal long lag between substantial contractions in the money supply and changes in economic activity, the U.S. economy is on schedule to tank in 2024. John Greenwood, National Review, 13 Dec. 2023

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“In the money.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/in%20the%20money. Accessed 26 May. 2024.

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