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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!
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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.
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filthy lucre

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

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

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.
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NAB hereby advised former Mayor Karachi to avoid using filthy and derogatory language against NAB and utilise all his energies in defending a reference filed against him in the respected Accountability Court Karachi as NAB has filed reference against former mayor on the basis of evidence as per law.
NAB asked former Mayor to avoid using filthy language and better utilize his energies in defending the corruption cases.
Bucana, Isla Verde, Talomo, all parts of Davao City are filthy,' the American who stayed in the city for around 24 years said.
FILTHY started making beats in 2012, inspired by SpaceGhostPurrp's Blackland Radio 66.6 and the constant output of overlooked internet rap pioneers Metro Zu.
Conditions are filthy, she sleeps on a concrete floor in a packed, stifling cell.
It said: "The door and door frames throughout the premises were filthy. The taps to the (kitchen) sink were filthy, clearly demonstrating poor cleaning practices at this premises.
The illicit business continued in Quetta where vegetables are being cultivated on up to 1500 acers land with the filthy water of sewage causing numerous disease including cancer in the heart of Balochistan.
Mr Sherman said: "Most of our entrances to this great royal palace are filthy with a smell of urine, vomit and dirt...
No evidence of pests was found, but inspectors were shocked to find "filthy" conditions in the kitchen and a "putrid smell" from the fridge.
WORKTOPS caked in grease, piles of rotting rubbish and filthy food storage areas, these were the shocking conditions inside a popular Newcastle takeaway.
RAWALPINDI: Residents of Rawalpindi and adjoining areas are made to purchase filthy fish as markets are over flooded and there are less consumers.Realizing the gravity of the situation, the Punjab Food Authority (PFA), which normally pays attention to restaurants, bakeries, milk and meat, raided several outlets and seized huge quantity of spoiled and filthy fish which was disposed off later.
Filthy Friends is like many bands: It finds joy in getting together and playing music.
A MUM who ran a filthy burger van where grease dripped down the walls and the same knife was used to cut raw meat and bread buns has been fined.
He said on the occasion that he was doing the filthy business from the past 50 years and was involved in selling of drugs and running the gambling centers but he left these filthy businesses and wants to lives the rest of life in respectable manner.
A TAKEAWAY has been hit with heavy fines after inspectors found rat droppings in kitchen, and filthy conditions.