make a hole in sth

make a hole in sth
make a hole in sth
to reduce an amount of money by a lot: »

The price of travel can make a hole in even the deepest pocket.

Main Entry: hole

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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  • make a hole in something — informal phrase to use a large part of an amount of money Childcare can make a huge hole in parents’ budgets. Thesaurus: to spend or to pay moneysynonym Main entry: hole * * * make a ˈhole in sth …   Useful english dictionary

  • hole — UK US /həʊl/ noun ► [C] a loss or an amount that cannot be explained: »He s a fund manager who has fashioned a career by finding the holes in financial statements. »The company has revealed a £20m hole in its pension fund because of collapsing… …   Financial and business terms

  • hole — hole1 W2S1 [həul US houl] n ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(space in something solid)¦ 2¦(space something can go through)¦ 3¦(empty place)¦ 4¦(weak part)¦ 5¦(animal s home)¦ 6¦(unpleasant place)¦ 7¦(golf)¦ 8 hole in one 9 make a hole in som …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • hole — 1 noun (C) 1 SPACE IN STH SOLID an empty space in something solid (+ in): We ll just dig a big hole in the ground and bury the box in it. 2 SPACE STH CAN GO THROUGH a space in something that allows things, light etc to get through to the other… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • make — make1 W1S1 [meık] v past tense and past participle made [meıd] ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(produce)¦ 2¦(do)¦ 3¦(cook)¦ 4¦(cause)¦ 5¦(force)¦ 6¦(mark/hole etc)¦ 7 make it 8 make the meeting/the party/Tuesday etc 9¦(achieve something)¦ …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • make — 1 verb past tense and past participle made, PRODUCE STH 1 (T) to produce something by working: I m going to make a cake for Sam s birthday. | Did you make that dress yourself? | a car made in Japan | They re making a documentary about the Civil… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • make*/*/*/ — [meɪk] (past tense and past participle made [meɪd] ) verb I 1) [T] to create or produce something The nail made a hole in my shirt.[/ex] Jane was making coffee.[/ex] This furniture is made in South America.[/ex] a bowl made of… …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • ˌhollow sth ˈout — phrasal verb to make a hole in something by removing what is inside it …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • ˌsew sth ˈup — phrasal verb 1) informal to deal with something successfully, or to make certain that you will win something 2) to repair something such as a hole in a piece of cloth by sewing it …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • hack — hack1 [hæk] v [: Old English; Origin: haccian] 1.) [I and T] to cut something roughly or violently hack (away) at sth ▪ She hacked away at the ice, trying to make a hole. hack sth off/down etc ▪ Whole forests have been hacked down. hack your way… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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