marry (someone) for (his or her) money

(redirected from marry for money)
Like this video? Subscribe to our free daily email and get a new idiom video every day!

marry (someone) for (his or her) money

To marry someone solely or primarily to have access to their personal wealth. Given the extreme age difference between them, a lot of people speculated that she was simply marrying Donald for his money. I think it's quite sad that people would marry for money rather than true love of their spouse.
See also: marry, money
References in classic literature ?
Could anything be more abominable than the way in which she has agreed to marry for money alone?
People don't have fortunes left them in that style nowadays, men have to work and women marry for money.
And to marry for money I think the wickedest thing in existence.
George is much too high-minded a man ever to marry for money.
But you see I had been such a heedless, heartless creature, and had led you so to expect that I should marry for money, and so to make sure that I was incapable of marrying for love, that I thought you couldn't believe me.
About the book: A 19th-century London poet blows his fortune on books and must marry for money.
Although 89% said they still believe in marriage, almost the same number said they wouldn't marry for money.
It's about a small-town girl who, in 1922, arrives in New York City determined to marry for money, not love, to get ahead in the world.
There is an old Scottish saying: Never marry for money - you'll borrow it cheaper.
A woman sets out to marry for money but falls for a dashing naval officer instead 1945 ***
The arrangers found Americans willing to marry for money in several ways, he said.
30pm THE sad, true story of a woman desperate to marry for money.
According to a survey by Prince & Associates, a wealth-research company, two-thirds of women and half the men said they would marry for money.
Gemayel said while the stakes may be higher in the Middle East, pressure to marry for money is not uncommon elsewhere.
Four out of 10 said they would marry for money or sleep with their boss if it meant they would get promoted, while a quarter would have an affair with a married man.