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money talks

A phrase emphasizing the persuasive power of money If you want us to help you out, here's some advice—money talks.
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Money talks.

Fig. Money gives one power and influence to help get things done or get one's own way. Don't worry. I have a way of getting things done. Money talks. I can't compete against rich old Mrs. Jones. She'll get her way because money talks.
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money talks

Wealth has great influence, as in Big contributors to campaigns are generally rewarded with important posts-in politics money talks . The idea behind this idiom was stated by Euripides in the fifth century b.c., and some 2,000 years later Erasmus spoke of "the talking power of money" ( Adagia, 1532). The precise current locution, however, only began to be used about 1900.
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money talks

COMMON If you say that money talks, you mean that people with a lot of money have power and influence. Money talks in the Premiership and only the biggest spenders have any real hope of success. As far as Taylor is concerned, money talks and he can do what he likes. Note: This expression is variable. Nowhere does money talk louder than in Las Vegas.
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money talks

wealth gives power and influence to those who possess it. proverb
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money ˈtalks

(saying) if you have a lot of money you can get special treatment, have more power, persuade people to do things, etc: Of course he’ll get what he wants. Money talks, doesn’t it?
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money talks

in. money can buy cooperation; having money makes one influential. Like they say, money talks, but don’t try making it talk to a cop.
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References in classic literature ?
I would rather hear thy money talk than thou, for though it come accursed and tainted from thy rogue hand, yet it speaks with the same sweet and commanding voice as it were fresh from the coffers of the holy church.
MONEY talks - and it says exceedingly ugly things - in Jodie Foster's tense hostage thriller, which unfolds largely in real time during a live television broadcast.
Burke you might not want to go but money talks and if another team wants you and pays you more money, are you going to turn it down?
Throw in fast-starting Money Talks and Murralli Junior and it creates numerous possible outcomes.
It was also reported that former Prime Minister, Gordon Brown, is offered huge sums for afterdinner speeches, they say money talks.
But it doesn't seem the money is there and at the end of the day, money talks.
THEY say money talks, but I really wish it wouldn't.
MONEY talks in football, but Swansea boss Brendan Rodgers has no regrets about turning a deaf ear when he had the chance to cash in with mega-rich Manchester City.
The WEOKIE Credit Union Foundation recently brought its Money Talks financial education program to three Oklahoma high schools.
Sail is out to 10's and, if money talks, then Murtagh will take the mount.
In our business money talks and when people put such a large amount of money on a bet, it is usually with good reason.
Wednesday, June 16: Money Talks - Learn a New Language.
If money talks, then there is a great deal of conversation going on in New York City's cooperative buildings.
WHITEY FORD, the Yankees' Hall of Fame pitcher: "They always told me that money talks, but the only thing it ever said to me was 'Goodbye.
But if money talks louder than ever in national politics, at the grassroots level, there's a quiet revolution going on.