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Money talks.

Fig. Money gives one power and influence to help get things done or get one's own way. Don't worry. I have a way of getting things done. Money talks. I can't compete against rich old Mrs. Jones. She'll get her way because money talks.
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money talks

money can influence what is done or how it is done He was a fool to take the job, but money talks, so of course he took it.
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Money talks.

something that you say which means people who are rich have a lot of power and influence 'He can't act so how did he get the part in the first place?' 'His father's a millionaire. Money talks.'
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money talks

Wealth has great influence, as in Big contributors to campaigns are generally rewarded with important posts-in politics money talks . The idea behind this idiom was stated by Euripides in the fifth century b.c., and some 2,000 years later Erasmus spoke of "the talking power of money" ( Adagia, 1532). The precise current locution, however, only began to be used about 1900.
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money talks

in. money can buy cooperation; having money makes one influential. Like they say, money talks, but don’t try making it talk to a cop.
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I would rather hear thy money talk than thou, for though it come accursed and tainted from thy rogue hand, yet it speaks with the same sweet and commanding voice as it were fresh from the coffers of the holy church.
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