One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Having money to spend.‘he had bought a painting by Modigliani when he was in funds’
solvent, able to pay its debts, debt-free, not in debt, out of debt, in the black, in funds, in credit, creditworthy, of good financial standing, solid, secureView synonyms
- ‘If you do wish me to act then I need to see you and be placed in funds to cover both my costs and those of Counsel.’
- ‘Thus in funds, I had taken Sonya to a night-club.’
- ‘Blake continued to produce his own personal view of life and religion in his paintings and engraving, occasionally getting a commission to produce some works which kept him in funds.’
- ‘Aware that he was sick with cancer and low in funds, Reiner exhorted the wealthy Koussevitsky to cough up a $1,000 commission.’
- ‘A paying bank may dishonour the cheque - refuse to pay it - if the customer is not in funds, or if there is not a sufficiently agreed overdraft at the time it is presented.’
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