old money


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old money

1. Families who have amassed great wealth over a very long time; individuals of such a family. If you don't think that old money is controlling our elected officials, you need to get your head examined! You can always tell which students in this university come from old money.
2. A great amount of inherited wealth that has been passed along a family line for many generations. He hasn't had a job in years, relying instead on his family's old money.
See also: money, old
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I still have some of the old money stuck to a beam in the kitchen; sixpences and threepenny bits, florins and half crowns, money belonging to another era - just like me.
But for those accustomed to the look of old money, the new $20 bill introduced last October proved a real shock.
It's on these occasions that one sees plainly the function of the auction house as the agent whereby stares was transferred first from a feudal world to an industrial one, and then, over and over again, from old money to new.
There is haute couture, avant-garde, young chic, serious fashion, and old money.
At a shabby stately home, the old money - Anthony Andrews and his missus - are reluctantly thinking of selling to American new money.
Little White Lies by Lesley Lokko This book follows the lives of three best friends from school - Annick, who has a mysterious past, Rebecca, from old money, and Tash, who always feels the poor relation and has a steely determination to succeed.
Less than 14 inches in old money, but long enough to make the difference between your child attending an oustanding school or one in special measures, according to angry mom Kath Scott.
With Cameron, it's more old money, both on his and his wife's side, apparently.
If you look in the old money of last year's points system, it equates to 14 points.
Army vehicles from the Second World War, a fruit and veg stall featuring old money and a British Legion stall kept historians and those with an interest in all things 1940s entertained throughout Saturday.
The Betfair Cup - the Lennox Stakes in old money - offers optimum racing conditions for the daughter of Pivotal to rediscover her golden touch.
Mr Lewis proudly announces pounds 60m for refurbishment work at Prince Charles Hospital - again this is old money promised nine years ago.
It is a badge that oozes sophistication, classical elegance and old money.
Just over six shillings' worth of old money fetched a staggering pounds 7,000 at auction at Sotheby's in London yesterday.
The Palace Arms, decorated in 1950 by an owner who had an unnatural fixation on Napoleon, feels like old money - a woody, leathery, dark restaurant festooned with battle flags.