Money talks



sentence

[the second sense’s variant is found by 1987]
Wealth has great influence, as in Big contributors to campaigns are generally rewarded with important posts—in politics money talks. The idea behind this idiom was stated by Euripides in the fifth century b.c., and some 2,000 years later Erasmus spoke of “the talking power of money” (Adagia, 1532). The precise current locution, however, only began to be used about 1900.

Tagged:

Read Also:

  • Monkey stove

    noun a small wood-burning stove with two burners

  • Monkey-tail

    noun, Nautical. 1. any of various light or short ropes or lines.



  • Monkey up

    To hack together hardware for a particular task, especially a one-shot job. Connotes an extremely crufty and consciously temporary solution. Compare hack up, kluge up.

  • Monkey ward

    noun phrase The Montgomery Ward retail company (1930s+)



Disclaimer: Money talks definition / meaning should not be considered complete, up to date, and is not intended to be used in place of a visit, consultation, or advice of a legal, medical, or any other professional. All content on this website is for informational purposes only.