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Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Easy Money

Example 1: I thought my new job would be easy money, but I was wrong! I was working many hours and had to do a lot of hard work!

Example 2: I received an email from someone I didn't know. They offered to pay me $5,000 to help them transfer money into the United States from an overseas account. This was really easy money, so I didn't think I could trust it. I marked the email as spam and ignored it.

Explanation: Easy money is money you earn without doing much work, usually in large amounts. Often, easy money is too good to be true or doesn't actually exist.

This idiom is from LSI's  "Reading Transitions," which is used in the Level 4 Reading classes. For more information, please visithttp://www.languagesystems.com/

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