drop a bundle (to)

 Lose or spend a lot of money.
 ► “Attracted at least partly by the promise of globalization, a lot of wealthy organizations want to get into the action and are willing and able to drop a bundle to get in.” (Forbes, Nov. 21, 1994, p. 244)

American business jargon. 2014.

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  • drop your bundle — ˌdrop your ˈbundle idiom (AustralE, NZE, informal) to suddenly not be able to think clearly; to act in a stupid way because you have lost control over yourself Main entry: ↑dropidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • drop a bundle — vb to lose a large amount of money (by gambling or speculative investment, for instance). See also drop one s bundle …   Contemporary slang

  • drop a bundle — lose money by gambling, lose your shirt    I dropped a bundle at the track last night. I lost every bet …   English idioms

  • drop a bundle on someone — tv. to spend a lot of money pleasing or entertaining someone. □ I dropped a bundle on the candidate, and it didn’t help me at all. □ Over the years, I’ve dropped a bundle on clients at that restaurant …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • drop a bundle on something — tv. to pay lot of money for something. □ Pete dropped a bundle on this car. □ I always buy el cheapo. I’ve never dropped a bundle on anything …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • drop —    1. to kill    By shooting, after which the victim falls:     But [the Iraqi soldiers] got so close that there was no way they were going to avoid us, so we dropped them. (McNab, 1993)    In Chicago, to drop down the chute meant to murder, as… …   How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms

  • bundle — n 1. a large quantity of money or of something else desirable, such as narcotics ► I lost a bundle. 2. British a fight, brawl or rough and tumble. Used especially by schoolchil dren from the 1950s onwards, typically as a cry or chant to attract… …   Contemporary slang

  • drop one's bundle Austral./NZ — informal go to pieces. → bundle …   English new terms dictionary

  • drop one's bundle — (Aust sl) To lose one s nerve, to give up • • • Main Entry: ↑bundle …   Useful english dictionary

  • bundle — /ˈbʌndl / (say bundl) noun 1. a group loosely held together: a bundle of hay. 2. something wrapped for carrying; package. 3. a number of things considered together. 4. Biology → vascular bundle. 5. British Textiles a measure of cloth, equal to… …   Australian English dictionary

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