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1‘I haven't got enough money to buy it’
cash, hard cash, ready money
the means, the wherewithal, funds, capital, finances
banknotes, notes, paper money, coins, change, coin, coinage, silver, copper, currency, legal tender
North American bills
North American Australian roll
informal dough, bread, loot, the ready, readies, shekels, moolah, the necessary, wad, boodle, dibs, gelt, ducats, rhino, gravy, scratch, stuff, oof, folding money
British informal dosh, brass, lolly, spondulicks, wonga, ackers
North American informal dinero, greenbacks, simoleons, bucks, jack, mazuma
NZ Australian informal Oscar
informal, dated splosh, green, tin
British dated l.s.d.
North American informal, dated kale, rocks, shinplasters
2‘she married him for his money’
wealth, riches, fortune, affluence, assets, liquid assets, resources, substance, means, deep pockets, prosperity
3‘I took the job here because the money was better’
pay, salary, wages, remuneration, fee, stipend
‘for my money, they are the better team’
in my opinion, to my mind, in my view, as I see it, from my standpoint, personally, in my estimation, in my judgement, in my book, if you ask me
rich, wealthy, affluent, well-to-do, well off, prosperous, moneyed, in clover, opulent
rolling in it, rolling in money, loaded, stinking rich, well heeled, flush, made of money, in easy street, on easy street
‘I could be one of those TV pundits—money for old rope, if you ask me’
a cinch, child's play, a gift, a walkover
a doddle, a walk in the park, a piece of cake, a picnic, money for jam, a breeze, kids' stuff, a cushy job, a cushy number, a doss, a cakewalk, a pushover
a piece of old tackie
a piece of piss
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