What is the meaning of English phrasal verb “to bank on”?
To Bank on Something means you are depending or relying on something or somebody. This English phrasal verb is based on the idea that the bank is secure, safe, dependable, reliable. When you put money in the bank, you can be confident that it is safe and that the employees of the bank will do what they are supposed to do.
Example of “to bank on”
1. Don’t bank on my help tomorrow, I have to work so I won’t be able to help you.
2. A: “Will Johnny remember your birthday tomorrow?”
B: “I’m not banking on it! He never remembers anything important.”
3. I’m banking on you to do the right thing and help your family.
4. I’m banking on our English teacher giving us an exam tomorrow so I have been studying all night.
5. I’m not banking on winning the lottery, so I study hard to get a good job after university.
6. We are banking on Messi to win the game!