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money talks

A phrase emphasizing the persuasive power of money. If you want us to help you out, here's some advice—money talks.
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Money talks.

Fig. Money gives one power and influence to help get things done or get one's own way. Don't worry. I have a way of getting things done. Money talks. I can't compete against rich old Mrs. Jones. She'll get her way because money talks.
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money talks

Wealth has great influence, as in Big contributors to campaigns are generally rewarded with important posts-in politics money talks . The idea behind this idiom was stated by Euripides in the fifth century b.c., and some 2,000 years later Erasmus spoke of "the talking power of money" ( Adagia, 1532). The precise current locution, however, only began to be used about 1900.
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money talks

COMMON If you say that money talks, you mean that people with a lot of money have power and influence. Money talks in the Premiership and only the biggest spenders have any real hope of success. As far as Taylor is concerned, money talks and he can do what he likes. Note: This expression is variable. Nowhere does money talk louder than in Las Vegas.
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money talks

wealth gives power and influence to those who possess it. proverb
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money ˈtalks

(saying) if you have a lot of money you can get special treatment, have more power, persuade people to do things, etc: Of course he’ll get what he wants. Money talks, doesn’t it?
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money talks

in. money can buy cooperation; having money makes one influential. Like they say, money talks, but don’t try making it talk to a cop.
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money talks

Wealth is power. This idea is probably as old as money. It was stated by the Greek playwright Euripides in Medea and cited among Erasmus’s Adagia (1523)—“Against the talking power of money eloquence is of no avail”—as well as by scores of others.
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References in classic literature ?
"I would rather hear thy money talk than thou, for though it come accursed and tainted from thy rogue hand, yet it speaks with the same sweet and commanding voice as it were fresh from the coffers of the holy church.
Taff has joined Nancy Lottridge Anderson as co-host of MPB's Money Talks radio program.
MONEY talks, or in the case of Ineos chief Jim Ratcliffe, it shouts.
Rather than having money talks when the financial stress or frustration sets in, regularly scheduled meetings can help reduce stress and keep the couple on the same page in the long term.
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It was President Rodrigo Duterte himself who said that 'lobby money talks' in the CA's rejection of Lopez.
But money talks. And the message this huge deal sends out couldn't be louder - Cardiff is a city that's clearly going places.
"I have said to our board that we don't want to sell him and especially not to another club in the Championship, but sometimes money talks."
Boss Dougie Freedman has played down the need for Forest to sell their star asset but money talks and Antonio - who was at Sheffield Wednesday just 12 months ago - is unlikely to shy away from the chance to play in the Premier League.
Money talks unfortunately Darren Ward The Welsh business titans who are refusing to slow down (http://bit.ly/1wIvI1z) UNDER this government we will all have to carry on working until we are 100!
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A harsh but true reality of the situation added to that other factor ie money talks.
Unfortunately, we all know that "money talks and ..." well, you know the rest.
TALKS Desmond MONEY TALKS Lennon wants details of his budget pot