“We never got the right money, what we was supposed to get, we got f----- all around,” Vincent Asaro complained to the informant.
Aye, to him who will pay me in right money, would I sell them for twenty pieces of gold.
I didn't say anything while we was standing there but after we got away I said, 'Papa, he didn't give you the right money.'
Mrs. Potten had turned up again, and had been told that the right money had gone to Mrs. Harding.
mid-13c., "coinage, metal currency," from Old French monoie "money, coin, currency; change" (Modern French monnaie), from Latin moneta "place for coining money, mint; coined money, money, coinage," from Moneta, a title or surname of the Roman goddess Juno, in or near whose temple money was coined; perhaps from monere "advise, warn" (see monitor (n.)), with the sense of "admonishing goddess," which is sensible, but the etymology is difficult. Extended early 19c. to include paper money.
It had been justly stated by a British writer that the power to make a small piece of paper, not worth one cent, by the inscribing of a few names, to be worth a thousand dollars, was a power too high to be entrusted to the hands of mortal man. [John C. Calhoun, speech, U.S. Senate, Dec. 29, 1841]To make money "earn pay" is first attested mid-15c. Highwayman's threat your money or your life first attested 1841. Phrase in the money (1902) originally meant "one who finishes among the prize-winners" (in a horse race, etc.). The challenge to put (one's) money where (one's) mouth is is first recorded 1942, American English. money-grub "one who is sordidly intent on amassing money" is from 1768. The image of money burning a hole in someone's pocket is attested from 1520s.
I am not interested in money but in the things of which money is the symbol. [Henry Ford]
the SMART MONEY: It's the combination of likely lad and a good horse that makes ''right money'' dig down in its jeans (1941+)
bait money, black money, bug money, chicken feed, coin money, fall money, folding money, front money, funny money, green money, heavy money, in the money, a license to print money, mad money, make money hand over fist, on the money, put one's money where one's mouth is, right money, the smart money, soft money, throw money at something, tight money, white money