bank on ~ ~を頼りにする

June 9, 2015 =========
☆ bank on ~ ~を頼りにする
If you “bank on” something happening you expect it to happen and you rely on it happening. Another way to say this is “count on”. It can be used in either a positive or negative way, depending on the situation. Here are some examples to compare:
The Tokyo government is banking on the Olympics to bring in income to the city.
You can bank on him being late for the meeting, he always is!
If it has to be done quickly, you can bank on her to get it done.
In Tokyo, you can bank on the train arriving on time, but not in London!
This expression of “banking on something” was originally because banks were supposed to be a safe and reliable place to keep your money. I wonder if that is still true these days!!