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marry (someone) for (his or her) money

To marry someone solely or primarily to have access to their personal wealth. Given the extreme age difference between them, a lot of people speculated that she was simply marrying Donald for his money. I think it's quite sad that people would marry for money rather than true love of their spouse.
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Rachel was dreadfully afraid that Anne was going to make the mistake of marrying for money. Marilla knew Anne too well to fear this; but she felt that something in the universal scheme of things had gone sadly awry.
When one lives in the world, a man or woman's marrying for money is too common to strike one as it ought.
Over time, Albert grows to become a notable painter and co-founder of the Stockholm Deaf Association, while Helena is pressured into marrying for money and falls into depression.
The Iranian beauty prides herself on being successful, self-sufficient and isn't impressed with women marrying for money.
The holdings he's inherited require significant wealth to put back to rights, but the idea of marrying for money doesn't sit well with him.
Whether dodging assassins, marrying for money, digging up their ancestors or sparking domestic disputes that echoed down the generations, the kings of Georgian Britain were never short on drama.
But depending on your point of view, whether marrying for money, love and romance, or convenience -- you'll either disapprove of writer Howard, or you'll say, "Go girl!'' But you'll read about her four marriages, her ups, her downs, her points of view and whatever you feel, you're bound to laugh.
Spouses are often afraid to question a prenuptial agreement because they do not want to be perceived as marrying for money. Ginsburg says he has had clients come to him after agreeing to as little as $1,000 a month in a prenuptial agreement and then getting stuck with that amount in a divorce settlement.
Marrying for love and marrying for money, however, become increasingly difficult to distinguish.
But the cynics and cod-psychologists are already casting doubt on the love match, bitchily suggesting that Elle is marrying for money and repeating the mistakes of past relationships.
The choice between marrying for money or marrying for love is rarely as simple as that in J ames, and these plots' refusal to end in the ways that their readers would prefer asks difficult questions about fiction's-and culture's-attitude towards, and uses of, money.
Nathaniel Phillips, who build his fortune through Jamaican sugar plantations, winning a duel and marrying for money, bought the estate in 1795.
His comments on widows marrying for money is very cynical.
On reading the recent House of Lords decisions in the cases of Melissa Miller and Julia McFarlane, you may wonder whether it is a charter for "gold-diggers" to get rich by marrying for money.
Norris are a natural consequence of marrying for money. Sir Thomas's unhappiness is a result of having encouraged this marriage while knowing Maria's motives perfectly well.