filthy rich


: extremely rich
used to imply that a person's wealth is excessive or offensive
I happen to know that the woman is filthy rich and can well afford to compensate you.

Examples of filthy rich in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Vying for Norma’s crown is Evelyn Rollins (an unhinged, thrilling Allison Janney), who is just waiting for her filthy rich husband, Skeet (Bruce Dern), to die. Aramide Tinubu, Variety, 18 Mar. 2024 Around a cool $200 billion, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index, a tally of the filthy rich. Madeleine Marr, Miami Herald, 6 Mar. 2024 The film’s tight Academy aspect ratio, for one thing, was an idea that arose only after meeting with Fennell, who wrote the over-the-top story of a strange, middle-class Oxford student, Oliver Quick (Barry Keoghan), infiltrating the world of the filthy rich one sunny summer. Will Tizard, Variety, 19 Nov. 2023 Promising Young Woman, a seemingly working-class Oxford scholarship student who has cracked the inner circle of the college’s filthy rich, ridiculously handsome and ineffably cool party boy, observes that the latter’s aristocratic family sound like characters out of Evelyn Waugh. David Rooney, The Hollywood Reporter, 3 Sep. 2019 Corruption pertaining chiefly to China—taking bribes mostly to get filthy rich, but in part to conceal the regime’s true face, thereby gussying up China’s image in the West. Michael Tomasky, The New Republic, 14 July 2023 Philadelphia Eagles: Jalen Hurts, 24, is filthy rich, exponentially improving between the lines and under contract for the next six years with a no-trade clause. Nate Davis, USA TODAY, 25 Apr. 2023 The next drawing will take place on Tuesday to determine who — if anyone — will come out filthy rich. Brenton Blanchet, Peoplemag, 7 Jan. 2023 Foodies, celebrity chefs, the filthy rich—this is low-hanging fruit for a satirist. A.a. Dowd, Chron, 16 Nov. 2022

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“Filthy rich.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 May. 2024.

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