money is power
/mˈʌni ɪz pˈaʊɚ/
used to imply that possessing wealth can provide people with significant advantages, influence, and control over others or situations
money talks
/mˈʌni tˈɔːks/
used to highlight the power and influence of financial resources, as it can be used to influence or persuade people to act in a certain way or to achieve a desired outcome
money has no smell
/mˈʌni hɐz nˈoʊ smˈɛl/
used to suggest that the value of money is not affected by the way it is obtained or used
money like manure, does no good till / until it is spread
/mˈʌni lˈaɪk mənjˈʊɹ dˈʌz nˈoʊ ɡˈʊd tˈɪl ʌntˈɪl ɪt ɪz spɹˈɛd/
used to suggest that accumulating wealth is not enough, and that one must put it to use in order to achieve positive outcomes, emphasizing the importance of using financial resources effectively
(love of) money is the root of all evil
/lˈʌv ʌv mˈʌni ɪz ðə ɹˈuːt ʌv ˈɔːl ˈiːvəl/
used to imply that the love of money or excessive focus on wealth can lead to immoral or harmful actions
a golden key can open any door
/ɐ ɡˈoʊldən kˈiː kæn ˈoʊpən ˌɛni dˈoːɹ/
used to suggest that wealth or privilege can provide access to opportunities and success, implying that having resources and connections can be a significant advantage in achieving one's goals
a great fortune is (also) a great slavery
/ɐ ɡɹˈeɪt fˈɔːɹtʃən ɪz ˈɑːlsoʊ ɐ ɡɹˈeɪt slˈeɪvɚɹi/
used to convey the idea that having a significant fortune or immense wealth can often result in a loss of freedom, as it comes with numerous obligations, responsibilities, and dependencies
bad money drives out good
/bˈæd mˈʌni dɹˈaɪvz ˈaʊt ɡˈʊd/
used to imply that when two forms of money are in circulation, one of higher value and one of lower value, people tend to hoard or use the money of lower value while spending or getting rid of the money of higher value
beauty is potent, but money is omnipotent
/bjˈuːɾi ɪz pˈoʊtənt bˌʌt mˈʌni ɪz ɑːmnˈɪpoʊtənt/
used to imply that while beauty can be influential, money holds greater power and control over people and situations
he dances well to whom fortune pipes
/hiː dˈænsᵻz wˈɛl tə hˈuːm fˈɔːɹtʃən pˈaɪps/
used to imply that success in life is often easier to achieve for those who have access to favorable circumstances, such as wealth or opportunity
money makes marriage
/mˈʌni mˌeɪks mˈæɹɪdʒ/
used to suggest that wealth or financial resources play a significant role in the success or stability of a marriage
money makes money
/mˈʌni mˌeɪks mˈʌni/
used to suggest that if one already has money or financial resources, it becomes easier to make more money through investments, business ventures, or other means
no penny, no paternoster
/nˈoʊ pˈɛni nˈoʊ pətˈɜːnɑːstɚ/
used to suggest that in order to obtain something, one must be prepared to pay or work for it, as nothing in life comes for free
one who handles honey, licks his fingers
/wˈʌn hˌuː hˈændəlz hˈʌni lˈɪks hɪz fˈɪŋɡɚz/
used to imply that a person in charge of financial resources may be tempted to use them for personal gain and could potentially benefit financially as a result
wealth attracts many friends
/wˈɛlθ ɐtɹˈækts mˈɛni fɹˈɛndz/
used to imply that people who are wealthy or have a lot of money are often surrounded by many friends and acquaintances who seek to benefit from their wealth
a heavy purse makes (for) a light heart
/ɐ hˈɛvi pˈɜːs mˌeɪks fɔːɹ ɔːɹ ɐ lˈaɪt hˈɑːɹt/
used to suggest that having a lot of money or financial security can relieve worries and bring happiness and peace of mind
only fools and horses work
/ˈoʊnli fˈuːlz ænd hˈɔːɹsᵻz wˈɜːk/
used to suggest that finding an easy way to make money is a smarter choice than working hard
money begets money
/mˈʌni bɪɡˈɛts mˈʌni/
used to imply that having money or wealth can open up opportunities for further financial gain, such as through investment or other financial ventures
a full purse makes the mouth to speak
/ɐ fˈʊl pˈɜːs mˌeɪks ðə mˈaʊθ tə spˈiːk/
used to suggest that wealth can be a source of power and influence, and that those who possess it may be more willing to share their thoughts or ideas with others
riches have wings
/ɹˈɪtʃᵻz hæv wˈɪŋz/
used to imply that wealth or money can be easily lost, emphasizing that financial success is not a guarantee of long-term security and that people should be careful with their money
much will have more
/mˈʌtʃ wɪl hæv mˈoːɹ/
used to suggest that those who are already successful or wealthy have an advantage in furthering their success, as they have access to resources and opportunities
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