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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR RIGHT MONEY

Aye, to him who will pay me in right money, would I sell them for twenty pieces of gold.

I didn't say anything while we was standing there but after we got away I said, 'Papa, he didn't give you the right money.'

Mrs. Potten had turned up again, and had been told that the right money had gone to Mrs. Harding.

WORD ORIGIN

mid-13c., "coinage, metal currency," from Old French monoie "money, coin, currency; change" (Modern French monnaie), from Latin moneta "place for coining money, mint; coined money, money, coinage," from Moneta, a title or surname of the Roman goddess Juno, in or near whose temple money was coined; perhaps from monere "advise, warn" (see monitor (n.)), with the sense of "admonishing goddess," which is sensible, but the etymology is difficult. Extended early 19c. to include paper money.

To make money "earn pay" is first attested mid-15c. Highwayman's threat your money or your life first attested 1841. Phrase in the money (1902) originally meant "one who finishes among the prize-winners" (in a horse race, etc.). The challenge to put (one's) money where (one's) mouth is is first recorded 1942, American English. money-grub "one who is sordidly intent on amassing money" is from 1768. The image of money burning a hole in someone's pocket is attested from 1520s.

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