Origin of filthy lucre
Words nearby filthy lucre
How to use filthy lucre in a sentence
Suddenly, light flooded the room, and I found myself lying on a filthy orange sofa across the room from where my rape occurred.I Was Gang Raped at a UVA Frat 30 Years Ago, and No One Did Anything|Liz Seccuro|December 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
At this point in his life, Denton has enough filthy lucre in his bank account to affect a certain lack of interest in the stuff.The Gospel According to Nick Denton—What Next For The Gawker Founder?|Lloyd Grove|December 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
You better take it before your filthy fraudulent self is bared to the nation.
Far beyond his well-earned lucre, this is the reason to applaud Radcliffe the most.
Step too far off the beaten path and you could be faced with diseased rodents and filthy insects.New York’s Scariest Night Out: The Ghosts, Rats, and Lunatics of ‘Nightmare New York’|Justin Jones|October 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST
No escape from the steadily rising flood of letters and files,—none from the swarms of filthy flies.Gallipoli Diary, Volume I|Ian Hamilton
This strip of land from ocean to ocean abounded in disease-breeding swamps and filthy habitations unfit for human beings.The Wonder Book of Knowledge|Various
Who answered, and said to them that stood before him, saying: Take away the filthy garments from him.The Bible, Douay-Rheims Version|Various
The thrifty of the colored race live well; the others who are indolent live in hovels which smell foul and are filthy.
In my new prison, black and filthy to an extreme, I sadly missed the society of my little dumb friend.My Ten Years' Imprisonment|Silvio Pellico
Other Idioms and Phrases with filthy lucre
Money; originally, money obtained dishonestly. For example, She didn't like the job but loved the filthy lucre in the form of her weekly paycheck. This term comes from the Bible (Titus 1:11), where it refers to those who teach wrongly for the sake of money. In time it came to be used loosely, and usually jokingly, for money in general, and in the mid-1900s gave rise to the jocular slang term the filthy for “money.” Although both versions may be dying out, the expression filthy rich, for “extremely wealthy,” survives.