English idioms : Live within your means
Eric: It’s such a shame we are so broke. Everyone is splurging out there; I feel like two cents.
Carl: Tomorrow is our pay day and we’re going to be loaded. Aren’t we?
Eric: What we earn is just a drop in the ocean compared to Steven.
Carl: That guy is born with a golden spoon in his mouth. It’s time you came down to earth and learned how to live within your means.
Broke: (adj) having little or no money.
Splurge: (v) spend (money) freely or extravagantly.
Feel like two cents: to have a feeling of complete worthlessness or unimportance.
Loaded: (adj) having a lot of money; wealthy.
A drop in the ocean: a very small amount.
Born with a golden spoon in one’s mouth: Born into a wealthy family.
Come down to earth: to become realistic.
Live within one’s means: to spend less or only as much money as one is earning.
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