phrases, sayings, idioms and expressions at

Phrases, Sayings and Idioms Home > Discussion Forum

Re: "Break a Buck"

Posted by Smokey Stover on March 04, 2005

In Reply to: Re: "Break a Buck" posted by David FG on March 04, 2005

: : Hi all. My question is this: I would like to know what is the meaning of "Break a Buck", as in "Can you break a buck, or make change for a dollar, (or any denomination for that matter. Pleas help

: : Many thanks!

: The phrase exists in the UK and Ireland. In the UK 'can you break a tenner' means can you give me change for a £10 note (for example a £5 and 5 £1 coins) which might be more convenient under certain circumstances.

: DFG

Goes equally for the U.S. (where, of course, the buck is currency). Also: Got change for a dollar? Can you change a dollar? Can you break a big bill? (In my case, that would be a ten-spot.) SS