silly money

silly money

An absurdly or extraordinarily large amount of money. Ever since John got into investment banking, he's been making silly money! Part of the reason so many people are in debt is that going to the college costs silly money.
See also: money, silly
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Bluebirds owner Tan, who watched Cardiff's Boxing Day clash with Fulham, insisted the days of him spending "silly money" are over.
Top level soccer is spoilt now by silly money. I'd much rather see increased and regular coverage of "minority" sports that only appear occasionally, where people are really working hard and delivering great results.
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Or perhaps the best bet would be for UEFA to do it, seeing as Europe -- and most notably England -- is where most of the silly money is?
Yep, it's silly money, enough to make you rage and cry.
Sunderland outcast Danny Graham should be tied down to a permanent deal as soon as possible by Blackburn Rovers - before rival clubs offer "silly money" for the striker, says Ewood Park legend Simon Garner.
WE are led to believe that we need to pay silly money to senior public sector workers in order to attract quality staff from the private sector.
So rather than spending silly money on players this month, would it not be better to now wait until the summer to sign players for the money they are actually worth?
IT''S NOT just the online touts asking silly money for Liverpool FC tickets.
Blackburn boss Gary Bowyer insists Jordan Rhodes is going nowhere unless someone offers silly money for the striker next month.
@sixthformpoet: Football clubs: If a rival team says they'll only accept "silly money" for a player, offer them chocolate coins.
Paul Lambert has recently announced that the player will only be available if clubs pay "silly money" for his signature.
OM's automatic qualification for the Champions League group stage will bring in the funds needed to strengthen their squad, but they will not spend silly money and their aim is to cement their place in the top three, not push PSG for the title.
I imagine Sir Alexander Graham Bell's truly life-changing invention was met with far less fanfare than Apple's latest gizmo but that's probably explained by the fact that the morons prepared to spend silly money on the new iPhone and/or waste a week of their mind-numbingly empty lives queuing for it weren't alive in the 1870s.
He told his agent to ask for silly money if Zenit wanted to talk.