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rich beyond the/any dream of avarice
Having more money than one could imagine, hope for, or spend the entirety of. If this scheme works, we'll be rich beyond the dream of avarice. We could spend the rest of our lives lounging on a beach in the Bahamas! After winning the lottery, I was suddenly rich beyond any ream of avarice, but it didn't really make me any happier.
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rich beyond the dream of avarice
Wealthy beyond imagination. “Avarice” means “greedy,” so to be rich beyond the dream of avarice is to have more money than even a Scrooge McDuck or Charles Montgomery Burns nocturnal fantasy. The phrase can be traced back to two 18th-century writers, the redoubtable Samuel Johnson and the lesser-known Edward Moore.
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