filthy

(redirected from filthier)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Legal.

a dirty look

A look of contempt, anger, or disgust. I got a really dirty look from the man sitting next to me when I started talking about politics.
See also: dirty, look

filthy rich

1. noun One who is very wealthy. The filthy rich don't care a bit about the rest of us living in poverty.
2. adjective Very wealthy. This invention will make us filthy rich!
See also: filthy, rich

filthy lucre

money. I sure could use a little of that filthy lucre. I don't want to touch any of your filthy lucre.
See also: filthy

filthy rich

 
1. Fig. very wealthy. I wouldn't mind being filthy rich. There are too many filthy rich people now.
2. Fig. people who are very wealthy. The filthy rich can afford that kind of thing, but I can't. I sort of feel sorry for the filthy rich.
See also: filthy, rich

filthy lucre

Money; originally, money obtained dishonestly. For example, She didn't like the job but loved the filthy lucre in the form of her weekly paycheck. This term comes from the Bible (Titus 1:11), where it refers to those who teach wrongly for the sake of money. In time it came to be used loosely, and usually jokingly, for money in general, and in the mid-1900s gave rise to the jocular slang term the filthy for "money." Although both versions may be dying out, the expression filthy rich, for "extremely wealthy," survives.
See also: filthy

a dirty look

or

a filthy look

or

a black look

If someone gives you a dirty look, a filthy look, or a black look, they look at you in a way that shows that they are very angry about something. Tony was being a real pain. Michael gave him a dirty look and walked out of the kitchen. He caught the filthy look his daughter flashed him. Passing my stall, she cast black looks at the amount of stuff still unsold.
See also: dirty, look

filthy lucre

(...ˈlukɚ)
n. money. I sure could use a little of that filthy lucre.
See also: filthy

filthy rich

1. mod. very wealthy. I wouldn’t mind being filthy rich.
2. n. people who are very wealthy. The filthy rich can afford that kind of thing, but I can’t.
See also: filthy, rich
References in periodicals archive ?
I feel even filthier listening to a permatanned Blair blaming this month's riots on "disaffected youths from difficult backgrounds" beset by "deep problems that have been increasing for a long time".
But his work is best characterised by the wildly uneven comedy Jay And Silent Bob Strike Back, a geeky parody with a filthy mind and an even filthier mouth, full of his gang's tired schtick.
The Sao Paolo six-piece - five electro-punk minxes, one bespectacled bloke - have filthier lyrics than Gordon Ramsay and Marco Pierre White in a swearing competition.
He said: "This one girl was annoying the pants off me, and while I often go easy on punters she just got my goat, calling me the f-word and the c-word and even filthier stuff I won't repeat here.
I've been watching them get filthier all summer, so why I should suddenly drag in the stepladder from the garage and take them down and stuff them in the washer, I still don't know.
I like my history low down and dirty - the filthier the better.
The wallower becomes inured to the filth and needs for it to become even filthier for it to retain its interest.
His breath stank, his feet were worse and his conversation even filthier.
A teenager on the same bus who looks like he hasn't washed in a month, scratching his filthy head with even filthier nails.
The rise in the city becoming filthier has come hand in hand with the ever-growing groups of kids walking through the city menacingly, and the increasing numbers of very young inexperienced mums.
A couple of days running around on Scottish roads and ours was filthier than Bernard Manning's mouth.
His theory is that the filthier your car the less likely it is to be targeted by a thief.
Their peaceful life is disrupted when the proprietors of a stolen baby/drug ring (Mink Stole and David Lochary) try to take Divine's title away by living an even filthier existence.
A CAR steering wheel is far filthier than a public toilet seat, harbouring nine times as many germs, a survey reveals.
Their reviews say they are filthier than a lost boy crew of misfits.