(as) rich as Croesus

(redirected from as rich as Croesus)

(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?
See also: Croesus, rich

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.
See also: Croesus, rich

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.
See also: Croesus, rich

(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.
See also: Croesus, rich

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).
See also: Croesus, rich
References in classic literature ?
I strongly suspect some canon of the parish (these canons are all as rich as Croesus) -- I suspect some canon of having hired the garden to take his pleasure in.
If I had them I should think myself as rich as Croesus." Then aloud: "Are you ambitious?"
The old ruffian is as rich as Croesus. It's a country-place in town."
She's as rich as Croesus thanks to a badly-written trilogy of books that, luckily for her, tapped into the public psyche.
Perhaps you have heard the English expression, "as rich as Croesus." The Karun Treasure is associated with this kingdom, a large treasure of Lydian artifacts that was discovered in the 1980s and smuggled out of Turkey.
You'd have to be as rich as Croesus. Or well connected.
I hope Simon Cowell looks after her well - even just 10 per cent of her earnings in the next decade will make him as rich as Croesus.
Emperorj believes he has hit upon a money spinner which will clear up the roads and make someone as rich as Croesus.
He has also tried to live as normal a life as possible, given that he is as rich as Croesus.
Paul McCartney went down on one knee to propose to Heather Mills, although Miss Mills baffled everyone by saying that if she had wanted to marry for money, she would have picked someone wealthier than Macca who is, of course, as rich as Croesus.BLACK Country funnyman Frank Skinner was laughing all the way to the bank after waltzing off with top prize at the British Comedy Awards.
Cilla may well be as rich as Croesus but she should stop shoving it down the throats of the people who've made her a star - those viewers who bust a gut every day just to make ends meet.