burn a hole in one's pocket
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British pronunciation/mˈʌnɪ bˈɜːn ɐ hˈəʊl ɪn wˈɒnz pˈɒkɪt/
American pronunciation/mˈʌni bˈɜːn ɐ hˈoʊl ɪn wˈʌnz pˈɑːkɪt/
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to have a strong desire to spend money quickly or impulsively, often resulting in reckless spending habits

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to [burn] a hole in {one's} pocket definition and meaning

What is the origin of the idiom "burn a hole in one's pocket" and when to use it?

The origin of the idiom "burn a hole in one's pocket" is uncertain, but it likely developed from the imagery of money figuratively burning or itching to be spent. This phrase is used to describe a strong desire or impulse to spend money quickly and impulsively.

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She won a small lottery prize and felt the money was burning a hole in her pocket, prompting her to splurge on luxury items.
The child was so excited about her birthday money that it seemed to burn a hole in her pocket, and she couldn't wait to spend it on toys.
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