in the money
Definition of in the money
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.
Word by Word Definitions
: something generally accepted as a medium of exchange, a measure of value, or a means of payment: such as
: officially coined or stamped metal currency
: money of account
: involving or reliable in a crucial situation
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