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bank on

Meaning: If you bank on something happening or someone doing something, you depend on it or count on it.

Synonym: count on

For example:

  • bank on sb/sth We're banking on FedEx to get the parcel to them tomorrow. If they don't, we're in trouble.

  • bank on doing sth I'm banking on getting this job. I don't know what I'll do if I don't get it.

  • bank on sb doing sth They're banking on Keith to finish the job on time.

Quick Quiz:

We're banking on the government to do something. If it doesn't, we'll
  1. do it ourselves
  2. be in trouble
  3. be better off

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