the almighty dollar

the almighty dollar

Money, or the accrual thereof, as considered the most important or influential thing in the world. In the eyes of these massive corporations, the rights and well-being of workers always come second to the almighty dollar. So much legislation and policy is dictated first and foremost by the almighty dollar.
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the almighty dollar

Fig. the U.S. dollar, or the acquisition of money, when viewed as more important than anything else. Bill was a slave to the almighty dollar. It's the almighty dollar that drives Wall Street thinking.
See also: almighty, dollar

almighty dollar, the

The power of money; by extension, crass materialism. The term was used by Washington Irving in The Creole Village (1836) (“The almighty dollar, that great object of universal devotion”), perhaps echoing Ben Jonson’s sentiment of two centuries earlier (“That for which all virtue now is sold, and almost every vice—almighty gold”).
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The golden calf they worship at Boston is a pigmy compared with the giant effigies set up in other parts of that vast counting-house which lies beyond the Atlantic; and the almighty dollar sinks into something comparatively insignificant, amidst a whole Pantheon of better gods.
Since we don't seem to be able to trust anyone to put our safety above making the almighty dollar these days, we must take matters into our own hands.
If only everybody had the zen you had acquired while floating on a flamingo-shaped lilo, they might understand that chasing the almighty dollar will only lead to tragedy.
On the subject of US President Trump, the rise of the almighty Dollar and his economic policies that have brought such an economic transformation to the US economy, first it should be said that he has some really top-notch economists at his elbow.
Unfortunately, you may lose some advertising, but I hope actual deer health and hunter education are more important than the almighty dollar. Thanks for your time and consideration.
It's a win-win for everyone involved, we've come to agree, and all because of that centuries-old system of acquiring what one needs, sans the almighty dollar: the barter system.
Aside from Pakistan being told to sharpen up its act it is the decision regarding the renminbi that is going to be the long-term game changer as it reduces reliance on the almighty dollar. A range of financial instruments and processes are going to emerge over the next three years.
"Coaching is not only about the almighty dollar. It is about teaching and putting young men in a position to succeed on and off the field.
There are many "treating" doctors in Florida who are motivated by the almighty dollar, not by the prospects of "making their patients well." We who practice this area of the law know only too well that their charges are grossly--and I mean that in more ways than one--overinflated, that they and the lawyers who refer client patients to them will negotiate huge discounts on the bills when the cases are over, and that even then, personal injury "medicine" will be more profitable for them than accepting health insurance reimbursements.
Our federal government does what is best for the almighty dollar. Some countries in this world do what is best for their society.
The pursuit of the Almighty Dollar and cosseting of the most elite few seems closer to the business model.
It seems to me that the Burlington story epitomizes the positive that can happen with culture change while Bakken epitomizes the absolute opposite: a complete disregard for safety in the presence of the almighty dollar. "I'm not a guy who just wants to get by.
Lured by the almighty dollar, and with a skewed fairytale view of love, she was drawn toward the seductive whispers and open arms of the sex industry.
Prime Minister Harper famously promised not to sell out Canada's principles on the advancement of human rights in China "to the almighty dollar" (p.
"Now corporate America and our own government have been enabled by our highest court to completely disregard the public health for benefit of the almighty dollar."