money-grubbing


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money-grubbing

Obsessive and aggressive in one's attempts to accumulate and hoard money. Tom's always been a bit money-grubbing—he'd sell his own mother if it meant a bit more profit. These money-grubbing CEOs don't give a damn about their customers' well-being, so long as they're able to keep lining their own pockets.
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But that's the very least of her failings, according to her media critics who over the last two weeks have branded her everything from "a cow" to "hypocritical", "money-grubbing" and "delusional" as they've savaged her book charting her journey as a working-class girl from Liverpool through to her years living in the public eye in Downing Street.
Shirley's transformation from principled straight-arrow to amoral, money-grubbing businesswoman is not completely convincing, although it's more due to the script than Waterston's game perf.
"He was sick of money-grubbing contractors," one official recounted.
Was it a belief that properly caring for the elderly in an institution was something that people had to be forced to do--that not having a direct personal relationship with the resident meant that money-grubbing neglect was sure to rule the day?
In the world of the Religious Right, the Presbyterian minister has a reputation as something of a money-grubbing huckster.
It says plenty about the money-grubbing, f reebie-loving exploits of this Government that many voters -if not most - do not believe his hand-wringing denials.
When political parties were funded by money-grubbing companies and unions looking to buy favours (everyone from drug companies to military hardware providers), they split their donations 60/40 (depending on who was in power) and you could have a meeting of minds and dump party leaders.
Without Paul to hold her back, Jan has been free to be her daffy, devout, money-grubbing self.
I suspect it is the money-grubbing involved that really drives up the blood pressure.
In doing so, it's alleged that these money-grubbing greenhorns are stealing jobs and business opportunities from the black "underserved majority."
And Jose Canseco, who wrote a tell-all about big leaguers' drug use, inherited the role of money-grubbing snitch.
As unfortunate as the No Money-grubbing Left Behind incident proved to be, it is an unsurprising consequence of a journalism world in which highly paid partisans of all stripes move seamlessly among advocacy and campaign work, network gigs, and opinion writing.
Jackson's legal team has portrayed the boy and his family as money-grubbing hustlers.
In this crisply-written and thoroughly-researched book, the author contends that higher education has over the last two decades devolved into a money-grubbing machine, just like any other industry, with its professors behaving as businessmen, and corruption ensuing, affecting the very research that is often upheld as fact, but instead, Washburn says, is influenced by commercial interests.
As one wine buyer for a large retail store put it: "Why would I sell (the equivalent of) four bottles of wine for $16 when I could sell two $8 bottles for the same amount?" This sort of money-grubbing logic prompts some retailers to either refuse to carry premium bag-in-box wines, or bury them on a bottom shelf, behind the dusty bottles of 1997 Beaujolais Nouveau.