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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

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.
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a dirty look

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a filthy look

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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
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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.
He wanted it kept on while we made love and he talked really filthily to me.
Zana Briski is a London-born, Gotham-based photojournalist who first went to India in 1995, and three years later began living with prostitutes in order to photograph them, in the notorious Sonagachi district, a staggeringly cramped series of pedestrian alleys that fully supports one inhabitant's comment that "no one lives as filthily as we do.
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".
Little did we know that was because none of the rich could be remotely as filthily rich as they themselves were shortly to become.
Most bafflingly of all to me, though, in this day and age of the game's fat cats getting more filthily rich by the day - to the enormous financial detriment of the clubs in the lower leagues beneath them - is why the nation's footie-lovers have not yet cottoned on to this mathematical formula.
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.
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.
The four teenage losers attempt once again to get laid in a filthily funny spin-off from the TV show.
Oh, and some filthily rampant casual sex afterwards.