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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A reasonable amount, no silly money, those days are gone.
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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.
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.
ASTEPHEN THOMPSON says nobody will leave Dundee United this month for silly money.
Blackburn boss Gary Bowyer insists Jordan Rhodes is going nowhere unless someone offers silly money for the striker next month.
It is going to take very silly money for Villa to part with Benteke.
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.
When people start talking silly money, sometimes you have to listen.
Here we have another example where our moral standards have gone haywire and where people are being paid silly money, rewarded handsomely, for failure.