Idiom:  bank on something

Definition

Idiom:  bank on something

  • to depend on or trust something

Example sentences

  • When your baby is born you can bank on me for help babysitting.
  • I never bank on my friends to give me advice—I talk to my priest regularly instead.
  • We thought we could bank on our Congressman to help us get the problem but he was no help at all.
  • We purchase AAA so we could bank on having 24-hour towing support in addition to the service we got from the car dealership.
  • In the past, people used to bank on Social Security to help them through retirement but clearly the system isn't sustainable and people have to prepare other options.
  • Fortunately, we have two major donors who we can bank on for support when we have emergency situations.
  • I thought I could bank on my colleagues for support when I requested that our team could work from home two days a week but no one said anything when I raised the idea.
  • Our organization has a team of more than 100 volunteers who we can bank on for help with less than 24 hours of notice.


Synonyms

  • rely on
  • count on
  • look to
  • depend on
  • swear by


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