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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.
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filthy/stinking rich

  (informal)
extremely rich Most of us are stinking rich compared to the average citizen in the Third World. Palm Beach has the highest concentration of filthy rich folk in the world.
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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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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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Of course, his words are really Filelfo's, but nevertheless we might reflect on what it might have meant to have had friends like Filelfo when he puts words like these into Bruni's mouth: "Cosimo applies his money to every kind of shameful filthiness, whereas [Vitaliano Borromeo, the work's dedicatee] applies his to the brilliance and honor of virtuous behaviors.
Seth gives one of his trademark laughs that could rival Carry On's Sid James for filthiness and says: "I always assume these movies are going to fail and that everything I do is going to fail.
The Welsh Assembly would be better occupied dealing with the rising daily infections in hospitals and clinics caused by the filthiness of some human beings working in these institutions.
A Second and Third blast of retrait from plaies and Theatres, in Chambers, 4:212); Northbrooke insists, "in playes you shall learne all things that appertayne to crafte, mischiefe, deceytes, and filthiness .
The black filthiness transferred from his fingers to the stark whiteness of the egg.
Neither filthiness, nor foolish talking, nor jesting, which are not convenient: but rather giving of thanks.
But by reason of the mode the gravity increases--for instance if someone after inserting the member in the anus should procure pollution outside the vessel; or if he should put his penis in the mouth of someone to be sucked, which abominable method of filthiness is called fellatio; which is equal when a woman has her private parts licked for filthy excitement, as it is said in the Satyricon to have been done by the most shameless Roman women.
The Northampton sins included licentiousness, night walking, frequenting the tavern, lewd practices, "conventions of both sexes, for mirth and jollity," indecency of carriage at meetings, contentiousness, jealousy, profaning the sabbath, "feasting your lusts," absence from meetings, lack of family worship, disobedience to parents, revenge, malice, envy, pride, hatred, worldliness, vain dressing, "wallowing in sensual filthiness," intemperance, and "self-pollution.
The hotel of the Trois Rois at Basle, and the Trois Couronnes at Vevay[s], are creditable exceptions, free from this reproach of filthiness and bad odours.
She frowned at the colour schemes, at the old, shabby carpets and the half-finished paintwork and could barely bring herself to sit down on the living room's three-piece suite such was its filthiness.
It may be deduced, therefore, that left is directly linked to the darkness, sinisterness, filthiness, bad luck, misfortune, and profanity.
These negative reactions have a multitude of roots: fear, filthiness, disgust, danger.
having 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, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH.
The spider's delight in the mere artifice of his web prevents him from seeing its filthiness, much in the way that the Philistines take pride in England's growing population and the healthy vigor of its people even though, as Arnold observes, both phenomena "are really machinery; yet how many people all around us do we see rest in them and fail to look beyond them
Men defecate in the open as they cannot enter the public toilets due to the filthiness.