可以想象如果我们的衣服口袋里有一件东西发烫像要烧起来似的，那我们的第一反应肯定是要马上把它掏出来扔掉。表达“money burns a hole in someone’s pocket 钱在某人的口袋里烧了一个洞”的意思是钱在某个人的口袋里留不住，此人一有钱就想花，存不了钱。它也可被用来形容一个人有了钱就想去花掉，不花掉心里不舒服。这个表达常出现在描述过度浪费或奢侈表现的语境中。
I’m afraid money burns a hole in my pocket. As soon as I get paid I’m off down to the shops.
If money is burning a hole in your pocket, you could think about spending it on something useful, like some new clothes, maybe, rather than more computer games.
I’ve got a new credit card and it’s burning a hole in pocket. Let’s shop!
Did you see that? He overcharged them for their meal and pocketed the difference.
If a shopkeeper gave you too much change, would you pocket it or hand it back?