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Difference between Break into a bank and Break the bank

break into a bankget into a bank by using force (breaking a lock, window, etc.) with the intention to rob:

  • Champ’s accomplice produces blueprints showing how they can break into the bank by digging a tunnel under the sweet shop.

break the bank

1. win all the money at a casino gambling table:

  • He broke the bank at every roulette table he played in, which essentially meant that he won all the money set for that table.

2. (often negat.) be too expensive:

  • Even well-known brand names, such as Revlon and L’Oreal stock affordable products that won’t break the bank, so it’s good to go hunting around for sales.