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.


Nearby words

  1. maddux, greg,
  2. made,
  3. made dish,
  4. made for each other,
  5. made mast,
  6. made to measure,
  7. made to order,
  8. made-down bed,
  9. made-to-measure,
  10. made-to-order

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