filthy-lucre

filthy lucre

noun
money: to lose one's health for the sake of filthy lucre.

Origin:
1520–30

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filthy lucre definition

[...ˈlukɚ]
  1. n.
    money. : I sure could use a little of that filthy lucre.
Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions by Richard A. Spears.Fourth Edition.
Copyright 2007. Published by McGraw-Hill Education.
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