By Frederick Deligne of Nice-Matin in Nice, France published 01 July 2010
If you can afford something, this means that you have enough money to pay for it. However, the meaning is not limited to money. Take a look at these examples:
I’m so busy, I can rarely afford the luxury of a restful weekend.
Politicians today can’t afford to ignore the power of the internet in our modern society.
As you can see, if you can afford something, you can do it without causing you problems or worry.
As an adjective, fine also has the meaning of being of very good quality. Like most people, I like to eat in fine food in fine restaurants while wearing very fine clothes. It’s even better served with fine wine while listening to someone with a fine singing voice. As you can see, I like restaurants with only the finest service. Ok, I think you get the picture now…LOL!