filthy lucre

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filthy lucre

money. I sure could use a little of that filthy lucre. I don't want to touch any of your filthy lucre.
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filthy lucre

Money; originally, money obtained dishonestly. For example, She didn't like the job but loved the filthy lucre in the form of her weekly paycheck. This term comes from the Bible (Titus 1:11), where it refers to those who teach wrongly for the sake of money. In time it came to be used loosely, and usually jokingly, for money in general, and in the mid-1900s gave rise to the jocular slang term the filthy for "money." Although both versions may be dying out, the expression filthy rich, for "extremely wealthy," survives.
See also: filthy

filthy lucre

(...ˈlukɚ)
n. money. I sure could use a little of that filthy lucre.
See also: filthy
References in classic literature ?
It has fifty millions of inhabitants, and as the colour of the Filthy Pool does not wash off, they all look exactly alike.
And what if at that very minute when she was beating on the filthy steps with that fish, drunken and dishevelled--what if at that very minute she recalled the pure early days in her father's house, when she used to go to school and the neighbour's son watched for her on the way, declaring that he would love her as long as he lived, that he would devote his life to her, and when they vowed to love one another for ever and be married as soon as they were grown up
At every mooring-chain and rope, at every stationery boat or barge that split the current into a broad- arrowhead, at the offsets from the piers of Southwark Bridge, at the paddles of the river steamboats as they beat the filthy water, at the floating logs of timber lashed together lying off certain wharves, his shining eyes darted a hungry look.
The cruelty of which he had been an unwilling witness, the coarse and ruffianly behaviour of Squeers even in his best moods, the filthy place, the sights and sounds about him, all contributed to this state of feeling; but when he recollected that, being there as an assistant, he actually seemed--no matter what unhappy train of circumstances had brought him to that pass--to be the aider and abettor of a system which filled him with honest disgust and indignation, he loathed himself, and felt, for the moment, as though the mere consciousness of his present situation must, through all time to come, prevent his raising his head again.
At a public meeting in the Town-hall yesterday, I had the pleasure of hearing myself insulted by the speaker opposed to me in the question under discussion, by allusions to my private affairs; by cant about monsters without natural affection, family despots, and such trash; and when I rose to answer, I was met by a shout from the filthy mob, where the mention of your name enabled me at once to detect the quarter in which this base attack had originated.
said she; 'is not this much better than the filthy pigsty we had?
Initially employing only six staff, the growth of The Filthy Quarter now means we are proud to employ a staff of 70," he said.
In the meantime, however, the Filthy Quarter has joined forces with MOTH to host their own festival in the Dublin Road complex over the Bank Holiday weekend - and it has a suitably ambitious line-up in store.
He and ex-Mackenzie members The Filthy Tongues have got together especially for the celebration and promise to play a large amount of their back catalogue tomorrow night.
PICK up a wodge of PS50 "notes" for just 59p - but don't try spending the filthy lucre as they're just printed napkins from Home Bargains.
a look PICK up a wodge of PS50 "notes" for just 59p - but don't try spending the filthy lucre as they're just printed napkins from Home Bargains.
Fighting with the filthy thirteen; the World War II story of Jack Womer, ranger and paratrooper.
The nullah now stands choked and the filthy water has started flowing to the streets and it is feared it will enter into the houses due to covering of nullah, said Zulfiqar Ali, a teacher.
QUETTA, January 19, 2011 (Balochistan Times): Police has arrested 22 men during an operation against the drug traffickers and addicts in the filthy Nullah hereon Wednesday.
Agnew was one of the original members of the Filthy Thirteen, an unofficial unit within the 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division, the Daily Express reports.