made of money
Very rich, as in Afford a limousine? Do you think I'm made of money? This hyperbolic expression uses made of in the sense of “composed of,” a usage dating from about 1200.
If “W” Is Double U, Why Is It Made Of Two Vs?The 23rd letter of the English alphabet is a bit of a wonder. The humble “w” is the only letter of the alphabet with a three-syllable name. It is also the only letter with a name that does not indicate its phonetic use. The complications of “w” are doublefold because of its name, ‘double u’ and its shape, ‘double v’. What’s going on here? In English, …
Dr. Seuss’s Most Magical Made-Up WordsLet’s take a quick look at some of our favorite examples of Seuss's fanciful linguistics.
easy, prosperous, well-heeled, well-off, fat, affluent, well-to-do, wealthy, moneyed, independent, upscale, swimming, plush, flush, uptown, bloated, comfortable, gilded, loaded, opulent
- maddux, greg,
- made dish,
- made for each other,
- made mast,
- made to measure,
- made to order,
- made-down bed,
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