One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Dirty or unpleasant activities are also lucrative.
- ‘Unbelievably, this mountain of narcotics had been found in bins, but then, as the saying goes - where there's muck there's brass.’
- ‘The old phrase ‘where there's muck there's brass’ rings true for a pioneering Bradford firm after profits increased by more than a third.’
- ‘‘You have to roll your sleeves up and say ‘where there's muck there's brass’.’’
- ‘Oscar Brogden has proved that where there's muck there's brass by salvaging 1,000 bicycles from Manchester's bins.’
- ‘It used to be said that where there's muck there's brass, but here's an updated adage: where there's a publicly owned body there's money to be made.’
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