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(as) rich as Croesus

Exceptionally wealthy; having large amounts of money to spend. Croesus, the ruler of Lydia in Asia Minor in the 6th century, B.C., was legendary for his vast wealth. I hear her father is rich as Croesus, so I wouldn't be too worried about her future. These companies are all as rich as Croesus, able to afford the very best legal teams in the world, so what hope does an ordinary guy like me have against them in a court of law?
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richer than Croesus

Exceptionally wealthy; having large amounts of money to spend. Croesus, the ruler of Lydia in Asia Minor in the 6th century, B.C., was legendary for his vast wealth. I hear her father is richer than Croesus, so I wouldn't be too worried about her future. These companies are all richer than Croesus, able to afford the very best legal teams in the world, so what hope does an ordinary guy like me have against them in a court of law?
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rich as Croesus

Very wealthy, as in They're rich as Croesus, with their penthouse, yacht, and horses. This term alludes to Croesus, the legendary King of Lydia and supposedly the richest man on earth. The simile was first recorded in English in 1577.
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rich as Croesus

BRITISH, OLD-FASHIONED
If someone is as rich as Croesus, they are very rich. He's as rich as Croesus, and getting richer all the time. Note: Croesus was the ruler of Lydia, a kingdom in Asia Minor, in the 6th century BC. He was famous for being very rich.
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(as) rich as ˈCroesus

(informal) extremely rich OPPOSITE: (as) poor as a church mouseCroesus was a very rich king in Lydia, Asia Minor, in the sixth century BC.
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rich as Croesus

Very wealthy indeed. This term alludes to the legendary Croesus, the last King of Lydia and proverbially the wealthiest man on earth. The simile has been used in English since the sixteenth century. “An I get a patent for it, I shall be as rich as Croesus,” wrote Thomas Dilke (Lover’s Luck, 1696).
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richer than Croesus

Very wealthy. Croesus ruled an ancient Asia Minor kingdom who amassed a fabulous amount of wealth (he is also credited with having minted the first gold coins). How he would have compared to computer moguls and hedge-fund tycoons can never be measured, but his name lived on as someone who wasn't worried about where his next meal was coming from. “Rockefeller” was the late 19th- and 20th-century comparison: “He spends money like he's Rockefeller.” A Chock Full O' Nuts commercial included the line “better coffee Rockefeller's millions can't buy” until the Rockefeller family requested a change to “better coffee a millionaire's money can't buy.”
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As a gesture of gratitude to the Oracle, King Croesus had 3,000 animals sacrificed as offerings, plus large amounts of minted gold and silver.
Solon's visit to Croesus may be viewed, on the surface, as an encounter between two lawgivers (nomothetai).
As a reward for this feat, Solon tells Croesus, "the god showed thoroughly how much better it is for a man to be dead than to be alive," causing Cleobis and Biton to die that same night in their sleep, much to their mother's joy (1.31).
Dawson's achievement to erect the cofferdam and repair the hull of the Croesus in deep water at Berry's Bay, North Sydney, all in difficult circumstances, was recognised as 'a notable incident in early ocean steam navigation' in an article in a 1900 issue of the leading English journal, The Engineer.
(43) Two periods of Carian prominence in Sardian affairs are delineated by the literary evidence: that of the rule of Gyges, who certainly had Carian supporters, and of Alyattes when Carian support was fostered, after which he was succeeded by his Sardian but half-Carian son, Croesus, who also probably had Carian support.
They just look at that occult number, your FICO score, which ranges from 350 (deadbeat) to 850 (Croesus).
He is also the creator of the Pierpont column in which he assumes the identity of a crusty old clubman who surveys the financial world and its scandals through the bottom of a brandy glass at the Croesus Club.
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Footballers might be rich as Croesus these days but the game has a poverty of characters and fun - even the World Cup was a bit dour - almost as if football's price of wealth was selling its soul.
Herodotus told how the Lydian King Croesus, prior to invading Persia, consulted the oracle at Delphi and was told that if he did so, a great empire would fall.
However, this refers to stock one where the bankers make their piles of cash which make them richer than Croesus rather then where folk buy suitcases and strange toiletries.
This museum also houses the legendary treasure of the Lydian King Croesus. Visitors will get the chance to view the 300 select pieces of King Croesus's treasure consisting of 450 items.
NEAR THE BEGINNING OF THE BOOK, Herodotus introduces us to Croesus, the ruler of Lydia, who was, he tells us, the first Asian monarch to subjugate Greeks.
The 79-year-old artist, broadcaster and chart-topper has a lithograph print entitled Crucible of Croesus in the Curwen Studio display at the Cornerstone Gallery, in Everton..