filthy rich


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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 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 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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He alleged that the party tickets were sold to the filthy rich for the sake of money and claimed that he had raised the issue in the party meetings as well.
Those behind the abandonment of principle did very well out of ruthless control; many going "Westmins t e r native"by becoming filthy rich and shunning socialism and a chosen number 'elevated' to sit in ermined splendour in the epitome of inequality and democratic insult, the anachronistic House of Lords.
This satiric novella by a rising Swiss talent vividly narrates the experiences of Preising, a filthy rich industrialist unwittingly controlled by his assistant.
The difference between a filthy rich liberal and a filthy rich libertarian is the liberal takes your money and gives it to others where the libertarian gives you opportunity to make your own which creates jobs to pay taxes to help others.
However, the tuition fees, for academic year 2014-15, are Rs 700,000 that only the filthy rich can afford such a large amount.
A time when their leaders were not, like Peter Mandelson, "intensely relaxed about people getting filthy rich".
Five years after The Reluctant Fundamentalist was published, Mohsin Hamid returns with his latest offering, 'How to get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia,' a funny title that had many young hopefuls asking: "So is it like a guide that tells you how to get filthy rich?"
Scholarship on class has been growing again because of the gaping hole between the filthy rich and the dirt poor, but almost exclusively in the global North.
"With its second-person point of view and its nearly cradle-to-grave arc, reading Mohsin Hamid's How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia is like being deeply immersed in a text-based role-playing game--only it's the kind of game Leo Tolstoy might have written, clear-eyed in its dissection of human folly, ambition and love.
Our values have to change so that the ablest people want to get rich but not filthy rich, and, instead of flocking to Wall Street, want to start businesses that make useful products and create jobs paying decent wages.
The knack lies in learning how to throw yourself at the ground and miss." " And that is how I write," says Mohsin Hamid, recently the author of How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia Penguin; ` 499) and earlier of The Reluctant Fundamentalist and Moth Smoke .
With his fortune of more than pounds 35m and five homes, Blair has carried on this grand tradition; not to mention his buddy Mandelson who once opined that he was "intensely relaxed about people getting filthy rich".
In future, retired medics will only be filthy rich, rather than extremely filthy rich, due to Government changes.
Another pearl of wisdom from the budget must have been howangry the Torieswere with those corrupt filthy rich bankers that caused the meltdown in 2008 andwho needed bailing out by the taxpayer.
As we know from one of Mr Miliband's former Labour cabinet colleagues, some of them are "intensely relaxed about people getting filthy rich".