be made of money

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be made of money

To have a large or limitless amount of money at one's disposal. The phrase is often used in negative constructions as a denial to requests to lend or otherwise spend money in some way. I know you want a new phone, but the answer is no. I'm not made of money. We can't afford to hire a whole new team of developers right now. Do you think we're made of money? With the way he buys things, he acts as if he's made of money.
See also: made, money, of

I'm not made of money

set phrase I don't have a lot of money. Used to deny a request for one to lend money to or purchase something for someone. I know you want the new phone, but the answer is no. I'm not made of money.
See also: made, money, not, of
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be made of money

be very rich. informal
See also: made, money, of
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be ˈmade of money

(informal) be rich; have a lot of money: I can’t afford that! I’m not made of money, you know!Why do people always think that lawyers are made of money?
See also: made, money, of
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