filthy lucre

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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{n.}, {informal} Money, especially when thought of as bad or shameful. * /When the rich gambler tried to make Sarah marry him, she said, "Keep your filthy lucre - I shall marry the man I love."/ - Sometimes used in a joking way. * /"Come and let's get rid of some filthy lucre."/

Dictionary of American idioms. 2013.

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