rich as Croesus

(as) rich as Croesus

Exceptionally wealthy; having large amounts of money to spend. Croesus, the ruler of Lydia in Asia Minor in the 6th century, B.C., was legendary for his vast wealth. I hear her father is rich as Croesus, so I wouldn't be too worried about her future. These companies are all as rich as Croesus, able to afford the very best legal teams in the world, so what hope does an ordinary guy like me have against them in a court of law?
See also: Croesus, rich

rich as Croesus

Very wealthy, as in They're rich as Croesus, with their penthouse, yacht, and horses. This term alludes to Croesus, the legendary King of Lydia and supposedly the richest man on earth. The simile was first recorded in English in 1577.
See also: Croesus, rich

rich as Croesus

BRITISH, OLD-FASHIONED
If someone is as rich as Croesus, they are very rich. He's as rich as Croesus, and getting richer all the time. Note: Croesus was the ruler of Lydia, a kingdom in Asia Minor, in the 6th century BC. He was famous for being very rich.
See also: Croesus, rich

(as) rich as ˈCroesus

(informal) extremely rich OPPOSITE: (as) poor as a church mouseCroesus was a very rich king in Lydia, Asia Minor, in the sixth century BC.
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rich as Croesus

Very wealthy indeed. This term alludes to the legendary Croesus, the last King of Lydia and proverbially the wealthiest man on earth. The simile has been used in English since the sixteenth century. “An I get a patent for it, I shall be as rich as Croesus,” wrote Thomas Dilke (Lover’s Luck, 1696).
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I strongly suspect some canon of the parish (these canons are all as rich as Croesus) -- I suspect some canon of having hired the garden to take his pleasure in.
If I had them I should think myself as rich as Croesus." Then aloud: "Are you ambitious?"
The old ruffian is as rich as Croesus. It's a country-place in town."
He is as rich as Croesus he has a beautiful wife, a healthy baby, many horses in his stable, many soldiers in his service and so many petitioners in his courtyard.
All of this has gone on for years with billions now having dual nationality and states older than 20 virtually all of them carried on blithely unconcerned at the assault on their underpinnings, and it is only a little carelessness on the part of FB that it now finds itself in the court of Uncle Sam, and the king, a stripling lad of 33 who is as rich as Croesus fending off the inquisition.
She's as rich as Croesus thanks to a badly-written trilogy of books that, luckily for her, tapped into the public psyche.
Perhaps you have heard the English expression, "as rich as Croesus." The Karun Treasure is associated with this kingdom, a large treasure of Lydian artifacts that was discovered in the 1980s and smuggled out of Turkey.
You'd have to be as rich as Croesus. Or well connected.
Amongst other "brothers" present that night were the Chancellor Gideon Osborne, and the rich as Croesus banker Nathaniel Rothschild.
"Wayne Rooney may become as rich as Croesus but has he no one close to him who will explain that in doing so, he will become bankrupt of respect and integrity?
Footballers might be rich as Croesus these days but the game has a poverty of characters and fun - even the World Cup was a bit dour - almost as if football's price of wealth was selling its soul.
Emperorj believes he has hit upon a money spinner which will clear up the roads and make someone as rich as Croesus.
The king's son, Atis, is probably the stuff of legend, whereas Croesus was the wealthy (as in "rich as Croesus") King of Lydia in the 6th century BC who was humbled by the Persian king, Cyrus.
It's hard to imagine any of the megastars willingly accepting a lesser payday than they're accustomed to--not because they aren't rich as Croesus but because most have causes they wish to lavish money on (as well as entourages to support).
Since we are not as rich as Croesus, what could technology do?