where there's muck, there's brass

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where there's muck, there's brass

proverb 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
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where there's muck there's brass

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