Definition of where there's muck there's brass in English:

where there's muck there's brass

phrase

British
proverb
  • 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.’