on the money

on the mon·ey
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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [on, awn stressed th ee muhn-ee]
    • /ɒn, ɔn stressed ði ˈmʌn i/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [on, awn stressed th ee muhn-ee]
    • /ɒn, ɔn stressed ði ˈmʌn i/

Definitions of on the money words

  • noun plural on the money any circulating medium of exchange, including coins, paper money, and demand deposits. 1
  • noun plural on the money paper money. 1
  • noun plural on the money gold, silver, or other metal in pieces of convenient form stamped by public authority and issued as a medium of exchange and measure of value. 1
  • noun plural on the money any article or substance used as a medium of exchange, measure of wealth, or means of payment, as checks on demand deposit or cowrie. 1
  • noun plural on the money a particular form or denomination of currency. 1
  • noun plural on the money money of account. 1

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Origin of on the money

First appearance:

before 1250
One of the 11% oldest English words
1250-1300; Middle English moneie < Middle French < Latin monēta mint2, money

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Parts of speech for On the money


on the money popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 99% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

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Synonyms for on the money

adv on the money

  • absolutely — Absolutely means totally and completely.
  • as well — You use as well when mentioning something which happens in the same way as something else already mentioned, or which should be considered at the same time as that thing.
  • categorically — without exceptions or conditions; absolute; unqualified and unconditional: a categorical denial.
  • come hell or high water — If you say that you will do something come hell or high water, you are emphasizing that you are determined to do it, in spite of the difficulties involved.
  • decisively — having the power or quality of deciding; putting an end to controversy; crucial or most important: Your argument was the decisive one.

adj on the money

  • bullseye — the circular spot, usually black or outlined in black, at the center of a target marked with concentric circles and used in target practice.
  • by the book — according to the rules; in the prescribed or usual way
  • dead center — the position of maximum (top dead center) or minimum (bottom dead center) extension of a crank and a connecting rod, in which both are in the same straight line
  • dead-on — exactly right, accurate, or pertinent: The film director has a dead-on feel for characterization.

adverb on the money

  • amen — Amen is said by Christians at the end of a prayer.
  • exactly — Without discrepancy (used to emphasize the accuracy of a figure or description).
  • explicitly — In an explicit manner.
  • faultlessly — In a faultless manner.
  • flat — horizontally level: a flat roof.

adjective on the money

  • circumscribed — to draw a line around; encircle: to circumscribe a city on a map.
  • exact — Not approximated in any way; precise.
  • watertight — constructed or fitted so tightly as to be impervious to water: The ship had six watertight compartments.

Antonyms for on the money

adverb on the money

  • doubtful — of uncertain outcome or result.
  • incomplete — not complete; lacking some part.
  • incompletely — not complete; lacking some part.
  • indefinite — not definite; without fixed or specified limit; unlimited: an indefinite number.
  • questionable — of doubtful propriety, honesty, morality, respectability, etc.: questionable activities; in questionable taste.

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