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bright shiny object

Something that is widely appealing or attention-grabbing for its superficial characteristics, but which is usually not useful, substantial, or long lasting. Recent technological advances seem to be just a series of bright shiny objects, consuming all of our attention for a while before something shinier comes along.
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Money is no object,

 and Expense is no object.
Fig. It does not matter how much something costs. Please show me your finest automobile. Money is no object. I want the finest earrings you have. Don't worry about how much they cost because expense is no object.
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object to someone or something

to disapprove of someone or something. I object to him as your choice. I object to your opinion.
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money is no object

how much something costs is not important If money was no object, what sort of a house would you live in?
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Money (is) no object.

something that you say which means it does not matter how much something costs because there is a lot of money available If money was no object, what sort of a house would you live in?
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a sex object

if someone thinks of a person as a sex object, they only think about having sex with them and do not think about their character or abilities How on earth can you feel anything for a man who just treats you as a sex object?
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money is no object

Also, expense is no object. It doesn't matter how much it costs, as in Get the very best fur coat you can find-money is no object. In this expression no object means "something not taken into account or presenting no obstacle." It was first recorded as salary will be no object in a 1782 newspaper advertisement for someone seeking a job. Both money and expense were so described by the mid-1800s.
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object to

To express disagreement with or disapproval of something: The city council objects to vulgar art displays in public buildings.
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References in classic literature ?
And immediately divers other objects, firearms and bottles, abandoned to themselves, held themselves up as by enchantment.
Yes, the moon, on whose surface objects weigh six times less than on the earth, a phenomenon easy to prove.
Yes, he said; the simple desire is, as you say, in every case of the simple object, and the qualified desire of the qualified object.
But here a confusion may arise; and I should wish to guard against an opponent starting up and saying that no man desires drink only, but good drink, or food only, but good food; for good is the universal object of desire, and thirst being a desire, will necessarily be thirst after good drink; and the same is true of every other desire.
The object of science is knowledge (assuming that to be the true definition), but the object of a particular science is a particular kind of knowledge; I mean, for example, that the science of house-building is a kind of knowledge which is defined and distinguished from other kinds and is therefore termed architecture.
The view here expressed, that relation to an object is an ultimate irreducible characteristic of mental phenomena, is one which I shall be concerned to combat.
The content, Meinong argues, must not be confounded with the object, since the content must exist in my mind at the moment when I have the thought, whereas the object need not do so.
In the remainder of the present lecture I shall state in outline the view which I advocate, and show how various other views out of which mine has grown result from modifications of the threefold analysis into act, content and object.
The objects of the legal inquiry were necessarily beset by peculiar complications and difficulties.
The boy gave his evidence clearly enough, but the servant's mind had not yet recovered the shock inflicted on it--he was plainly incapable of assisting the objects of the inquiry, and he was desired to stand down.
Remembering the quantity of combustible objects in the vestry--the straw, the papers, the packing-cases, the dry wood, the old worm-eaten presses--all the probabilities, in my estimation, point to the fire as the result of an accident with his matches or his light.
The girl must know, well, that if she shook him off, she could never be safe from his fury, and that it would be surely wreaked--to the maiming of limbs, or perhaps the loss of life--on the object of her more recent fancy.
Women have done such things, and worse, to secure the same object before now.
The wretched object being much embarrassed by holding what remained of his hat, Eugene airily tossed it to the door, and put him down in a chair.
But you called the situation just now, a ludicrous one; and most men object to that, even those who are utterly indifferent to everything else.