money talks and bullshit walks

money talks and bullshit walks

A phrase emphasizing the persuasive power of money. The phrase was perhaps most famously used by politician Michael "Ozzie" Myers, who was recorded saying it—and accepting a monetary bribe from undercover FBI agents—during the Abscam scandal in 1980. If you want us to help you out, here's some advice—money talks and bullshit walks!
See also: and, bullshit, money, talk, walk
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The Betfair forum is the fiercest of all, featuring the most leathery, hard-bitten and cynical (as well as some of the most ridiculous) of all the punting and laying fraternity: the sort who'd be quite proud to say they care about nothing except that money talks and bullshit walks.