More than enough money for what is required or expected, as in After they paid off the creditors, they still had money to burn. This hyperbolic expression implies one has so much that one can afford to burn it. [ Late 1800s ]
This sense of the verb burn is occasionally used in other phrases, such as time to burn (“more than enough time”), but not very often.
- Money talks
sentence [the second sense’s variant is found by 1987] Wealth has great influence, as in Big contributors to campaigns are generally rewarded with important posts—in politics money talks. The idea behind this idiom was stated by Euripides in the fifth century b.c., and some 2,000 years later Erasmus spoke of “the talking power of money” […]
- Monkey stove
noun a small wood-burning stove with two burners
noun, Nautical. 1. any of various light or short ropes or lines.
- Monkey up
To hack together hardware for a particular task, especially a one-shot job. Connotes an extremely crufty and consciously temporary solution. Compare hack up, kluge up.