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filthy lucre

Money, in the sense of being a product or source of greed. The phrase is Biblical in origin, and the word "lucre" comes from the Latin word lucrum, meaning "profit." She's always worked to better her community, without caring a bit about the filthy lucre she could make in a different field.
See also: filthy

filthy rich

1. noun A disparaging term for those who are 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
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

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
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

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
Collins COBUILD Idioms Dictionary, 3rd ed. © HarperCollins Publishers 2012

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
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.

filthy lucre

Money acquired by dishonorable means. The term comes from St. Paul’s Epistle to Titus (1:11), in which he criticizes those who teach things which they ought not “for filthy lucre’s sake.” Later the term came to be used ironically for money in general, even if it had been honestly earned. Perhaps scruples have changed, for the term is heard less often today.
See also: filthy
The Dictionary of Clichés by Christine Ammer Copyright © 2013 by Christine Ammer
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That said, we should probably be grateful for her familial complications, as the filthily titled Bloody M*** F***A**hole from that debut album is about her father (or so she says) - and it's her best song by a country mile.
Sister kept saying, half to herself and half to me, 'I wish I'd left his foot alone, poor soul--he cried so dreadfully--but it was so filthily dirty I couldn't let him go up to operation like that.
Banks'z SF has often dealt with the moral ambiguities of war, but it is particularly to the fore this time: 'He had also realised that innocents died just as filthily and in equally great numbers in a just war as they did in an unjust one.'
Banks's SF has often dealt with the moral ambiguities of war, but it is particularly to the fore this time: ``He had also realised that innocents died just as filthily and in equally great numbers in a just war as they did in an unjust one``.
Any wonder that the whites prospered, just as their forebears became filthily rich out of the triangular trade whereby they shipped slaves out of Africa to the Americas, and used them to produce cotton, tobacco or sugar, whose proceeds were used to buy manufactured goods that were sold to the world and profits from which built those magnificent mansions in Belgravia in London, Liverpool or Bristol.
The account of this second visit appeared in 1864 under the title Three family, he found the son, Silman, 'filthily dirty to the last degree ...
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"He wanted it kept on while we made love and he talked really filthily to me.
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In Seth MacFarlane's filthily funny sequel nothing is off limits with the emphasis firmly on body fluids, grade-A political incorrectness and, I kid you not, even a send-up of the Charlie Hebdo attacks.
Allen said: "We want to veer away from delivering a dull, literal reflection of Thomas's original work, intending instead to explore some of the more erotic, visceral elements of the richly funny, filthily fluid, magical dreamscape - whilst not stooping to mess with Thomas' original text."
The producers said it would "veer away from delivering a one-dimensional, literal reflection of Thomas' original work" and would instead darker elements of "a richly funny, filthily fluid dystopian dreamscape".
But never was lucre more filthily and foully earned.
One of the surprise hits of the year when it was released in cinemas, this is a filthily funny spin-off from the cult TV show.