Definition of money for old rope (or money for jam) in English:

money for old rope (or money for jam)


  • Money or reward earned for little or no effort.

    ‘he charged £65 for a 30 minute consultation—talk about money for old rope’
    • ‘Forget money for old rope - Jute is simply good food at reasonable prices.’
    • ‘The job would be money for jam for a man who thrives on putting politicians in their place.’
    • ‘I can tell you that it is enormously overpriced - it's money for old rope for lenders and insurers.’
    • ‘This is really money for old rope for the banks, who often make as much profit from selling you the protection policy as they do from the loan.’
    • ‘Its chief financial officer wants to be able to sell at the highest price - more money for old rope.’
    • ‘Any further sales they make is really money for jam, and the way they actually do it is they dump - it's called dumping and bundling.’
    • ‘If people think, ‘Nick's got 3,700 members all paying whatever - that's money for old rope,’ they're wrong.’
    • ‘It is money for old rope as far as lenders are concerned so, if you're not claiming at the moment, cancel your policy today!’
    • ‘He was giving out money for jam and I was not going to be stupid and not take it.’
    • ‘She had taken up modelling part-time and it felt like money for old rope compared to throwing pots of paint at walls and sweating over how it dripped down.’
    a cinch, child's play, a gift, a walkover
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