advance his next month's allowance

lgr632525968

Senior Member
Chinese
My friend is a little henpecked. His wife is in charge of their money. At the beginning of every month, his wife will give him his allowance. He wanted to go to a concert and the ticket cost a lot. Therefore, he had to advance his next month's allowance. In other words, his wife had to give him an advance on his allowance.

I wonder if "advance his next month's allowance" is a correct expression.

Thank you.
 
  • Parla

    Member Emeritus
    English - US
    I think the first phrase you used, "an advance on his allowance", is the phrase we would use.

    By the way, to henpeck is to nag and find fault with, not to take control of someone's money or treat him like a child.
     
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    lgr632525968

    Senior Member
    Chinese
    Thank you for your explanation. But if I want to use "my brother" as the subject, what should I say. My brother had to ( ) his allowance.
     
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