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Meaning of "a run for one's money" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF A RUN FOR ONE'S MONEY

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WHAT DOES A RUN FOR ONE'S MONEY MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of a run for one's money in the English dictionary

The definition of a run for one's money in the dictionary is a strong challenge or close competition. Other definition of a run for one's money is pleasure derived from an activity.


WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE A RUN FOR ONE'S MONEY

a piece of crumpet
a piece of goods
a pig in a poke
a pop
a posteriori
a pox on someone
a pressurized environment
a pretty penny
a priori
A road
A series
A shares
a shingle short
a shot across someone´s bows
a shoulder to cry on
a sight
a sight for sore eyes
A sizes
a slap in the face
a slap on the back

WORDS THAT END LIKE A RUN FOR ONE'S MONEY

big money
black money
blood money
call money
cheap money
easy money
even money
honey
in old money
in the money
money
Monopoly money
old money
on the money
paper money
pocket money
prize money
ready money
smart money
spending money
start-up money

Synonyms and antonyms of a run for one's money in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «a run for one's money» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF A RUN FOR ONE'S MONEY

Find out the translation of a run for one's money to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of a run for one's money from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «a run for one's money» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

对一个人的钱跑
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

una carrera por el dinero de uno
570 millions of speakers

English

a run for one´s money
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

एक के पैसे के लिए एक रन
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

شوط واحد من أجل المال
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

пробег за свои деньги
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

uma corrida para o seu dinheiro
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

এক টাকা জন্য একটি রান
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

une course pour son argent
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Berlari untuk wang seseorang
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

ein Lauf für sein Geld
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

自分のお金のために実行
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

자신의 돈을 위해 실행
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Mlumpat kanggo dhuwit
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

một chạy cho tiền của một người
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

ஒரு பணத்திற்காக ஒரு ரன்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

एखाद्याच्या पैशाची तरतूद
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Parası için koş
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

una corsa per i suoi soldi
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

bieg dla swoich pieniędzy
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

пробіг за свої гроші
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

o centrare pentru bani cuiva
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

ένα τρέξιμο για τα χρήματα κάποιου
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

´n run vir ´n mens se geld
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

en körning för sina pengar
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

en kjøre for sine penger
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of a run for one's money

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «A RUN FOR ONE'S MONEY»

The term «a run for one's money» is normally little used and occupies the 113.155 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about a run for one's money

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «A RUN FOR ONE'S MONEY»

Discover the use of a run for one's money in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to a run for one's money and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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The Psychology of Money
Can be used in a positive or negative sense. l A run for one's money same as a ( good) ride for one's money. l Bad money in the most common sense, money that has been earned by evil or illegal means. In a modern sense (since about 1960)  ...
Michael Argyle, Adrian Furnham, 2013
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Off to a Flying Start: Horsing Around the Language
A Run for One's Money Horse racing fans often bet the horses they like rather than the ones that are favored to win. It's true that the odds are longer and they will have bigger winnings if their pick comes in first, but when the horse and jockey ...
Bill Tivenan, Cassandra Cook, 2009
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Speak English Like an American for Native Chinese Speakers
(to) give someone a run for (one's) money – to be strong compe- tition 有力的競爭 對手 We lost the soccer tournament, but we certainly gave the girls from Stamford High School a run for their money. Jennifer is a good tennis player and always ...
Amy Gillett, 2008
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The Oxford Dictionary of Phrase and Fable
if you run after two hares you will catch neither proverbial saying, early 16th century, meaning that one must decide on one's goal. a run for one's money a satisfactory period of success in return for one's exertions or expenditure; originally from ...
Elizabeth Knowles, 2006
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Business is Your Business!
Get a Run for one's Money The idiom get a run for one 's money denotes receiving a challenge. This idiom can also mean getting what one rightfully deserves. A close contest or a strong competition, as in this example: We may not win the ...
Nick De Marco, 2013
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Speak English Like an American: You Already Speak English-- ...
(to) give someone a run for one's money – to be strong competition Example 1: We lost the soccer tournament, but we certainly gave the girls from Stamford High School a run for their money. Example 2: Tina is a good tennis player and always  ...
Amy Gillett, 2004
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Stedman's Guide to Idioms: Know the Lingo
Get a run for (one's) money To be challenged by someone or something. Considering the 3-hour interview process, the prospective medical students certainly got a run for their money from the university admissions committee. Get a slap on ...
Elaine Olson, 2005
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Slang Dictionaries
See p.p. To have a run for one's money is also to have a good determined struggle for anything. Runin, to lock up in the stationhouse. The police are very fond of threatening to runin any person to whom they may take exception, and, as recent ...
John Camden Hotten, Francis Grose, Ambrose Bierce, 2014
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Idiomatic Expressions with English Grammar' 99 Ed.
... very easy a frank expression of one's anger reasoning from experience a critical condition a considerable sum of money reasoning from cause to effect a cause for resigning ABOUT ONE'S EARS A RUN FOR ONE'S MONEY A SPRAT 2.
Cruz, Et Al
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Comprehensive English-Hindi dictionary:
... running ^ffcTT f3TT I In the long run, in the end or final result 3TnT *f I On the nin, continuously busy or active tf'IMK ^TT ^TlOT; in flight UPRB J3TT I Have a run for one's money, get some enjoyment in return for one's expenditure, efforts, etc.
Bholānātha Tivārī, Amaranātha Kapūra, Viśvaprakāśa Gupta, 1998

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« EDUCALINGO. A run for one's money [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/a-run-for-ones-money>. Aug 2019 ».
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