One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A large amount of money.‘movie makers can no longer chuck loadsamoney at plugging films’
a huge amount, a small fortune, a king's ransom, a vast sum, a large sum of money, a lot, millions, billionsView synonyms
- ‘In 1988 I splashed out loadsamoney on an Atari 520 STFM with the internal floppy drive and TV modulator.’
- ‘They also say they'll save loadsamoney from cutting Government bureaucracy, and we've all heard that one before.’
- ‘According to the research, a majority of companies have spent loadsamoney developing their sites.’
- ‘We love digital stuff so much we're coughing up loadsamoney for our favourite services.’
- ‘He's right-wing, Texan, has loadsamoney and oil connections to boot.’
- ‘While kids shell out loadsamoney for ringtones, classical music buyers tend to be pernickety about recordings, and careful with their money.’
- ‘They won't have to put up with any 'common' people living near them as only those with loadsamoney could afford these homes.’
- ‘Just down the coast from the loadsamoney principality of Monaco, property is cheap - for the Riviera.’
- ‘Unlike one or two other 'celebs' I could mention, she doesn't have to shell out loadsamoney to PR teams to have newspapers and mags tell us she is beautiful, she just is.’
- ‘No one in my day ever confessed to anything as low as wishing to make loadsamoney.’
- ‘Certain middle-class commentators and activists have long looked down their noses at those who aspire to make loadsamoney or who want to leap up a class or two.’
- ‘Anti-smoking campaigners regularly claim that smoking costs the health service loadsamoney - and that, therefore, smoking is not just an issue of personal choice, but one with broader social and economic consequences.’
- ‘The trouble with quicker electronic funds transfers is that the banks will no longer be able to make loadsamoney by parking our cash somewhere for four days.’
1980s: representing a pronunciation of loads of money; popularized by the British comedian Harry Enfield.
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