filthy lucre

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filthy lucre

money. I sure could use a little of that filthy lucre. I don't want to touch any of your filthy lucre.
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filthy lucre

Money; originally, money obtained dishonestly. For example, She didn't like the job but loved the filthy lucre in the form of her weekly paycheck. This term comes from the Bible (Titus 1:11), where it refers to those who teach wrongly for the sake of money. In time it came to be used loosely, and usually jokingly, for money in general, and in the mid-1900s gave rise to the jocular slang term the filthy for "money." Although both versions may be dying out, the expression filthy rich, for "extremely wealthy," survives.
See also: filthy

filthy lucre

(...ˈlukɚ)
n. money. I sure could use a little of that filthy lucre.
See also: filthy
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Details about the filthy conditions that led to the closure of the fast-food van, run by Thornaby mum-of-two Rosana English, were given at Teesside Magistrates' Court.
He said on the occasion that he was doing the filthy business from the past 50 years and was involved in selling of drugs and running the gambling centers but he left these filthy businesses and wants to lives the rest of life in respectable manner.
The Filthy Tongues Jacob's Ladder MARTIN Metcalfe, Fin Wilson and Derek Kelly have been titans of the Scots music scene since the 80s.
Initially employing only six staff, the growth of The Filthy Quarter now means we are proud to employ a staff of 70," he said.
In the meantime, however, the Filthy Quarter has joined forces with MOTH to host their own festival in the Dublin Road complex over the Bank Holiday weekend - and it has a suitably ambitious line-up in store.
PICK up a wodge of PS50 "notes" for just 59p - but don't try spending the filthy lucre as they're just printed napkins from Home Bargains.
a look PICK up a wodge of PS50 "notes" for just 59p - but don't try spending the filthy lucre as they're just printed napkins from Home Bargains.
Fighting with the filthy thirteen; the World War II story of Jack Womer, ranger and paratrooper.
The nullah now stands choked and the filthy water has started flowing to the streets and it is feared it will enter into the houses due to covering of nullah, said Zulfiqar Ali, a teacher.
QUETTA, January 19, 2011 (Balochistan Times): Police has arrested 22 men during an operation against the drug traffickers and addicts in the filthy Nullah hereon Wednesday.
IS it now time to banish the filthy smokers of this city to the confines of their own homes?
Inclusive of the tales 'Two Lost In The Filthy Night', the tale of two verbally talented paupers in poor and finite living quarters with outstanding dialogue (Marcos), 'Moist Lips, Quiet Passion', telling of a lowly couple struggling to obtain their "big orgasm" in attempt to retain a faithful and active relationship (Assumpcao), and 'Walking Papers', the increasingly intricate plot of one man and one woman fragmenting situations between one-another which intriguingly trace the edge of insanity (Castro).
SECRET: The hospital in Mr Milburn's constituency; HORRIFIC: Our man Lennon points to a bloody swab in the filthy hospital tunnel Picture: CARL RUTHERFORD
Anyway, without further adieu we here at the mag present you with the Filthy Thieving Bastards (usually AKA two-fifths Swingin' Utters), because folk music sounds better when it's punk and drunk.
HAVE you ever dreamed of living the life of the filthy rich?