Idiom of the Week: Milk It For All It’s Worth

Meaning: To take full advantage of a situation or condition.


It’s his birthday today, and he’s milking it for all it’s worth: He’s having a party at work, another party with his family at home, and afterwards he’s going out with his friends.

She’s just a little sick, but she’s milking it for all it’s worth so she won’t have to come into work tomorrow.

They moved me up to first class, so I’m going to milk it for all it’s worth!


Pop Quiz:

If your brother were rich and famous, how would you milk it for all it’s worth?

A.  Ask him to invite you to all of his parties and stay at his house every vacation.

B.  Don’t talk to him ever again.

C.  Work hard and try to become rich and famous yourself.

To see the correct answer, click on “Continue reading”:

The correct answer is A. Your brother is rich and famous, so if you try to take full advantage of that situation, you’re going to milk it for all it’s worth: go to Hollywood parties, fly on his private jet, spend a lot of time at his mansion, maybe date a movie star.

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