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filthy rich

1. noun A disparaging term for those who are very wealthy. The filthy rich don't care a bit about the rest of us living in poverty.
2. adjective Very wealthy. This invention will make us filthy rich!
See also: filthy, rich

filthy lucre

money. I sure could use a little of that filthy lucre. I don't want to touch any of your filthy lucre.
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filthy rich

 
1. Fig. very wealthy. I wouldn't mind being filthy rich. There are too many filthy rich people now.
2. Fig. people who are very wealthy. The filthy rich can afford that kind of thing, but I can't. I sort of feel sorry for the filthy rich.
See also: filthy, rich

filthy lucre

Money; originally, money obtained dishonestly. For example, She didn't like the job but loved the filthy lucre in the form of her weekly paycheck. This term comes from the Bible (Titus 1:11), where it refers to those who teach wrongly for the sake of money. In time it came to be used loosely, and usually jokingly, for money in general, and in the mid-1900s gave rise to the jocular slang term the filthy for "money." Although both versions may be dying out, the expression filthy rich, for "extremely wealthy," survives.
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a dirty look

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a filthy look

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a black look

If someone gives you a dirty look, a filthy look, or a black look, they look at you in a way that shows that they are very angry about something. Tony was being a real pain. Michael gave him a dirty look and walked out of the kitchen. He caught the filthy look his daughter flashed him. Passing my stall, she cast black looks at the amount of stuff still unsold.
See also: dirty, look

filthy lucre

(...ˈlukɚ)
n. money. I sure could use a little of that filthy lucre.
See also: filthy

filthy rich

1. mod. very wealthy. I wouldn’t mind being filthy rich.
2. n. people who are very wealthy. The filthy rich can afford that kind of thing, but I can’t.
See also: filthy, rich
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The situation along the road near Wahdat Colony was the worst; an area has been turned into a dumping site, where wild plants have grown, while piles of mud along both sides of the road have added to the filthiness in the area.
I hear that there are certain people in this city who wallow wretchedly in this filthiness without repentance.
4 suggests an ambiguous interpretation of Babylon because it is addressed to "Our Mothers" and "Our Sisters," as though "the symbol John assigns to filthiness and fornication is not simply the Whore of Babylon: she is our mother, she is our sister" (p.
Still, the lyrics reveal a love-hate relationship to home, wherever that may be: "Take me back to beautiful England/ and the gray, damp filthiness of ages.
124), and in Surat, the English were accustomed to 'pissing rudely and doing other filthiness against the walls, much to the dislike of the mahometans .
Outside the East Asian context, the body (but not the breath) plays an important role in Islamic Dhikr, in which strong body movements often function as secondary meditation objects, while Christian meditative focus on the body is usually restricted to a negative concern with its filthiness or sinfulness or its ancillary use as a secondary object of meditation, e.
In a conversation between Usama and Adil, Usama vents his anger at the filthiness and lassitude of Palestinian life: "is this an occupation or a disintegration?
131-132): "The insides of the body of man is full of filthiness, contains his bowels that are full of dung, which represents the corruption and filthiness that the heart of man is naturally full of.
In the midst of the filthiness on the front, everything good and worthy in life was deposited with morally elevated, faithful women back home, who thus upheld the meaningfulness of soldiers' lives and rose above their personal qualities to become emotionally recharged symbols of purity.
This costume also foreshadows the religious epiphany to come as Tucker notes its astounding similarity to the description in Revelation 17: 4-5: "'And the woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet colour, and decked with gold and precious stones and pearls, and held a golden cup in her hand full of abominations and filthiness of her fornication: And upon her forehead was a name written, MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT.
What filthiness and fraudulence could be more severe than this?
The germs causing the Black Death and other plagues that periodically ravaged Europe owed much of their success to the devotion to holy filthiness fostered by the loving mother church.
See also Winthrop Jordan's White over Black: American Attitudes Toward the Negro that traces the discursive construction of the African as the Black to be placed in opposition to the White European: "White and Black connoted purity and filthiness, virginity and sin, virtue and baseness, beauty and ugliness, beneficence and evil, God and the devil" (7).
The filthiness of it - and with a man of your own household, a man of no rank.