silly money

silly money

An absurdly or extraordinarily large amount of money. Ever since John got into investment banking, he's been making silly money! Part of the reason so many people are in debt is that going to the college costs silly money.
See also: money, silly
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Unless someone offers me silly money for one of my players, I won't be letting anyone go.
SUNSHINE and shortage of stock may have perked up used auction prices, but for punters it still looks like Sale of the Century, with scores of motors at silly money.
WHEN we see the silly money which is being spent in football these days the words 'sporf and football' hardly go together.
I don't mean spending silly money, I just mean us not doing our usual 'haggle then lose out' routine if we really want someone and they would be a good asset to the Blues.
BOOK a Manchester flight-only to the Caribbean for just silly money - even with the fuel supplement.
Peugeot motor sport manager Linford said: "If it's a big name we're not paying them the silly money they're getting now.
But Lancashire chairman Jack Simmons said: "We will not be going down the road of offering silly money.
It's part of the game ever since Brian Clough splashed out on Francis, the sports entertainment industry has been paying huge fees and massive wages for some time now, and will continue to break records and throw silly money about.
Yes, Shell make silly money but that doesn't mean their workers get an even cut of the cake.
But as he reflected on yesterday's defeat by Villa, Houllier said: "There will be rumours and silly money quoted, but let me say one thing very clearly - Michael's not for sale.
I don't agree in giving players silly money, especially if they are not full time.
Mort said: "We won't be throwing silly money around, but Sam and I are definitely in agreement that we need more signings before the start of the season.
Tam Coyle of the West of Scotland Tartan Army said: "I got my flights three minutes before the end of the semi-final but they went up to silly money within minutes of it finishing.
Bates said: "An awful lot of Premiership players are getting silly money, their expectations are too high and they are going to be in for a real shock this summer.
But they will not pay silly money and if Royle fails he will head for Argentina and Brazil.