Snooker balls bumping into one another, rising smokes, players slipping cards with quick and clever moves, the spectators dancing to the tune of arrogant music while the gamblers coining money
is what can be witnessed at these clubs .
That this turn of phrase refers specifically to a gold and silver (or "bimetallic") monetary system is reinforced by a clause in Article I, Section 10 expressly prohibiting the states from coining money
, issuing "bills of credit" (i.
In the early 1970s, when the Rolling Stones were coining money
and Britain's top tax rate was 83 percent, Keith Richards, lead guitarist and social philosopher, said: ''That's the same as being told to leave the country.
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Now it's coining money
for operators from South Africa to Mexico and any other place it seems where the rich can see how the other 99.
Whenever they see somebody apparently coining money
, they stampede after them like a herd of demented cattle and precipitate disasters, starting with the South Sea Bubble and leading to world-wide depression in the '30s after the Wall Street crash.
The financial services sector has been coining money
ever since 1995 .
Greedy banks are coining money
by imposing rip-off charges on customers who stray into the red.
Article I, Section 8, grants Congress the right to legislate in a number of specific areas, such as laying and collecting taxes, coining money
, and raising and supporting armies.
When coins of various denominations existed, notably including gold coins sometimes having supposedly fixed (though adjustable) prices in silver units of account, and because coining money
was more costly in small than in large denominations, the problem arose of keeping the coining and-melting intervals of the different coins appropriately aligned with one another as market conditions changed.
And when others started coining money
, p/e ratios jumped across the board.
This interpretation is supported by additional provisions, in Article I, section 10, prohibiting the states from coining money
, emitting bills of credit, or "make[ing] any thing but gold and silver coin a tender in payment of debts.
We have the highest rail fares in Europe and he's coining money
from the increase in oil prices, so I hope he leaves petrol taxes alone.
The general legislature's power is directed outward in Article I Section 8, granting it powers such as declaring war, coining money
, and making uniform rules of naturalization.
MORTGAGE lenders are coining money
from the runaway boom in house prices, and one way to cash in is to buy shares in one of them.