One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A ridiculously large amount of money.‘I do wish people would spend time planning their marriage rather than spending silly money on their wedding day’
a huge amount, a small fortune, a king's ransom, a vast sum, a large sum of money, a lot, millions, billionsView synonyms
- ‘We've all heard about cases of silly money being asked for rights to certain films.’
- ‘Tickets for that gig were changing hands for silly money, if I remember rightly.’
- ‘I really don't know how much it is worth, but they are talking about silly money.’
- ‘They spend silly money on kids' clothes and birthday parties.’
- ‘They were offering him silly money and he could not really refuse it.’
- ‘But nobody is forcing club chairmen to pay silly money for mediocre players.’
- ‘People offered me silly money but the contracts never came.’
- ‘Some companies were prepared to pay silly money just to tie up business with the big networks.’
- ‘We got the deal up to a sensible level, but it was never silly money.’
- ‘Why return to a job that has little to offer by way of progression and that has managers who get paid silly money to do nothing?’
- ‘We may have been paid very silly money, but we earned it.’
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