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benjamin

A $100 dollar bill (which features a picture of Benjamin Franklin). Tom just dropped a few benjamins on dinner for everyone like it wasn't a big deal. He must be making serious money in his new job.

Benjamin's mess

A particularly large portion (of something), or the largest portion given. A reference to Genesis 43:34, in which Joseph, the son of Jacob who was sold to the Egyptians and became a high-ranking official, treated his former brothers to a feast, with his youngest brother Benjamin receiving a portion (often translated as "mess") five times that of the others. The phrase is used almost exclusively in reference to God or religion. When it comes to the love God gives us, we all have Benjamin's mess—many times more than we might expecte or feel we deserve.
See also: mess

Benjamin's portion

A particularly large portion (of something), or the largest portion given. A reference to Genesis 43:34, in which Joseph, the son of Jacob who was sold to the Egyptians and became a high-ranking official, treated his former brothers to a feast, with his youngest brother Benjamin receiving a portion five times that of the others. The phrase is used almost exclusively in reference to God or religion. When it comes to the love God gives us, we all have Benjamin's portion—many times more than we might expecte or feel we deserve.
See also: portion
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a Benjamin's portion (or mess)

the largest share or portion.
In the Bible, Benjamin was the youngest son of the Jewish patriarch Jacob . When Jacob's sons encountered their long-lost brother Joseph in Egypt, where he had become a high official, they failed to recognize him, but Joseph generously entertained them: ‘And he took and sent messes [servings of food] unto them from before him: but Benjamin's mess was five times so much as any of their's’ (Genesis 43:34).
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Benjamin

and Benji
n. a one hundred dollar bill. (Bearing a picture of Benjanin Franklin.) You owe me two Benjamins! Here’s the Benji I owe you.
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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“For that matter, Mistress Remarkable,” said Benjamin, “there’s none here who will contradict you; for I’m of opinion that it would be as easy to stop a hurricane with a Barcelony handkerchy as to bring up your tongue when the stopper is off.
“Stop your grog, indeed!” said Remarkable, rising with great indignation, and seizing a candle; “you’re groggy now, Benjamin and I’ll quit the room before I hear any misbecoming words from you.” The housekeeper retired, with a manner but little less dignified, as she thought, than the air of the heiress, muttering as she drew the door after her, with a noise like the report of a musket, the opprobrious terms of “drunkard,” “sot,” and “ beast.”
“Who’s that you say is drunk?” cried Benjamin fiercely, rising and making a movement toward Remarkable.
Benjamin here fell back in his chair, and soon gave vent to certain ominous sounds, which resembled not a little the growling of his favorite animal the bear itself.
Benjamin so far rallied his confused faculties as to shape the course of the two former to their respective apartments, when he disappeared himself, leaving the task of securing the house to him who was most interested in its safety.
This volume offers an English version of the catalogue accompanying the 2006 Berlin exhibition of parts of the Benjamin Archives (Walter Benjamins Archive (Frankfurt a.M.: Suhrkamp, 2006)).
(2.) Walter Benjamins Archive: Bilder, Texte und Zeichen (Frankfurt: Suhrkamp, 2006), 30.
--Taken from "It's All About the Benjamins," by Sean "P Diddy" Combs
This article considers Walter Benjamin's 1931 essay on Karl Kraus and explores how Benjamin uses kraus (who was Theodor Lessing's classical example of a self-hating Jew) to explain how Jewish theology can be transformed into secular Jewish cultural identity through quotation.
PEOPLE supporting John Taylor Hospice's campaign to buy a new 'bottom' for Birmingham have the chance to pick up signed goodies from leading poet and author Benjamin Zephaniah.
Benjamin, the Confederate secretary of state and America's first openly Jewish senator.