where there's muck, there's brass

where there's muck, there's brass

There is profit to be made from the jobs that other people think are unpleasant and do not want to do. I started a portable toilet business because I knew that where there's muck, there's brass.
See also: brass

where there's muck there's brass

dirty or unpleasant activities are also lucrative. proverb
See also: brass, muck

where there’s ˌmuck there’s ˈbrass

(British English, saying) used to say that somebody has made a lot of money from an unpleasant or a dirty business activity: When they saw his enormous house and flash car they looked at each other, both thinking ‘Where there’s muck there’s brass.’
Muck is dirt or mud. Brass is an old-fashioned word for ‘money’.
See also: brass, muck
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