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Where there's muck there's money

This page is about the saying "Where there's muck there's money"

Possible meaning:
There is money to be made in dirt and dirty jobs. For example, many people have made fortunes by processing rubbish or waste materials.

Note:
Another version of this saying is: "Where there's muck there's brass."

Origin: This saying originated in England in or before the 19th century. The 17th-century book "A collection of English proverbs" (Rev. John Ray) includes a similar idea: "Muck and money go together."

muck (noun): dirt; rubbish
brass (noun): a metal made from copper and zinc; money (British slang)

Quick Quiz

"Where there's muck there's money" suggests that rubbish can be used to create

a. more muck

b. wealth

c. methane gas
a) more muck b) wealth c) methane gas

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Contributor: Josef Essberger