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    a cash mountain of..... riding

    "They've got a cash mountain riding on this project."

    Is it OK to say that people have invested a lot of money in this project?
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    Re: a cash mountain of..... riding

    Quote Originally Posted by ostap77 View Post
    "They've got a cash mountain riding on this project."

    Is it OK top say that people have invested a lot of money in this project?
    Yes. I would add that, besides the high investment already done, the sentence implies there's much more to add if needed

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    #3

    Re: a cash mountain of..... riding

    "A mountain of cash" is heard more frequently.

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    Re: a cash mountain of..... riding

    Quote Originally Posted by riquecohen View Post
    "A mountain of cash" is heard more frequently.
    If I want to add the exact amount of money, could I say "a cash mountain of 300.000"?
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    Re: a cash mountain of..... riding

    Quote Originally Posted by ostap77 View Post
    If want to add the exact amount, could I say "a cash mountain of 300.000"?
    Hi there,

    I doubt it. By adding an exact figure you would be ruining the image of counless coins and bills all gathered in a heap which is large enough to resemble a (green ) mountain, which is the aim of the simile.

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    Re: a cash mountain of..... riding

    I agree with Charlie.

    300,000 would be a mountain of cash to me but small change to Bill Gates.

    Rover

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