as rich as Croesus

extremely rich

English dictionary. 2014.

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  • rich as croesus — Someone who is as rich as Croesus is very wealthy indeed …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • rich as Croesus —    Someone who is as rich as Croesus is very wealthy indeed.   (Dorking School Dictionary) …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • Rich as Croesus —   Someone who is as rich as Croesus is very wealthy indeed …   Dictionary of English idioms

  • as rich as Croesus — phrase extremely rich Thesaurus: richsynonym Main entry: Croesus …   Useful english dictionary

  • as rich as Croesus — Meaning Very rich. Origin Croesus was King of Lydia, 560 546BC. His riches and power were such that his name became a byword for great wealth …   Meaning and origin of phrases

  • as rich as Croesus — very rich, filthy rich …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Croesus —    Croesus, the last king of Lydia, reigned from about 560 to 546 B.C. He was reputed to be the wealthiest man in the world, and from this reputation we have the eponym Croesus, meaning an extremely wealthy man. He had subjugated the Ionian… …   Dictionary of eponyms

  • Croesus — For the opera, see Croesus (opera). Croesus Receiving Tribute from a Lydian Peasant, by Claude Vignon. Croesus (   …   Wikipedia

  • Croesus — Croe|sus (? 546 BC) a king of Lydia in ↑Asia Minor, known for being very rich. People sometimes say that someone is as rich as Croesus to mean that the person is extremely rich …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • rich — /rɪtʃ / (say rich) adjective 1. having wealth or great possessions; abundantly supplied with resources, means, or funds: a rich nation. 2. having an abundance of natural resources: a rich territory. 3. of great value or worth; valuable: a rich… …   Australian English dictionary

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