marry (someone) for (his or her) money

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marry (someone) for (his or her) money

To marry someone solely or primarily to have access to his or her 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
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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.
The spat erupted during a game of "Who's most likely to" Speaking about Helen, Brian said: "This woman has no principles, morals or self-respect, so that's why I think she'd 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.
She's set to marry for money, having convinced her husband-to-be that she is the only surviving member of her family - which is exposed as a lie when her furious stepmother Pat bursts in on the ceremony.
Coontz traces the change in attitudes about marriage to the fact that growing economic self-reliance has made it less likely that people need to marry for money.
I think it's interesting, because although obviously women have made a lot of headway since then, when women were made to have sex or marry for money or position, today a lot of women choose to have sex with someone or marry for position or wealth," says 26-year-old Portman, who made her movie debut at the age of 11 in Luc Besson's cult thriller Leon.