a princely sum

a princely sum
a princely/tidy sum
a large amount of money: »

She sold her story to the tabloids for a princely sum.

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We have made a tidy sum on our investments.

Main Entry: sum

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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  • princely sum — noun singular a large amount of money. This word or expression is usually used humorously to talk about an amount that you think is very small or not enough …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • (a) princely sum — a/the/princely sum phrase a large amount of money. This word or expression is usually used humorously to talk about an amount that you think is very small or not enough. Thesaurus: large amounts of moneysynonym Main entry: princely …   Useful english dictionary

  • (the) princely sum — a/the/princely sum phrase a large amount of money. This word or expression is usually used humorously to talk about an amount that you think is very small or not enough. Thesaurus: large amounts of moneysynonym Main entry: princely …   Useful english dictionary

  • the princely sum of sth — ► used in a humorous way to refer to an unexpectedly small amount of money: »The book was first published in the UK in 1972 for the princely sum of 40p. Main Entry: ↑sum …   Financial and business terms

  • sum — ▪ I. sum sum 1 [sʌm] noun [countable] 1. an amount of money: • Large sums of money are spent on advertising campaigns. • The company was sold for a sum estimated at $2.3 billion. ˌcapital ˈsum 1 …   Financial and business terms

  • sum — sum1 W2S3 [sʌm] n ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(money)¦ 2 the sum of something 3 greater/more/better etc than the sum of its parts 4¦(calculation)¦ 5 do your sums 6 in sum ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ [Date: 1200 1300; : Old French; Origin: summe, from Latin s …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • princely — [[t]prɪ̱nsli[/t]] 1) ADJ GRADED: usu ADJ n A princely sum of money is a large sum of money. It ll cost them the princely sum of seventy five pounds. Syn: handsome 2) ADJ: usu ADJ n Princely means belonging to a prince or suitable for a prince. It …   English dictionary

  • sum — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun 1 amount of money ADJECTIVE ▪ considerable, generous, good, great, handsome, hefty, high, large, not inconsiderable (esp. BrE) …   Collocations dictionary

  • sum — 1 /sVm/ noun 1 MONEY (C) an amount of money: a large/small sum (of): Sid was left a large sum of money by his aunt. | for the sum of: It was mine for the sum of 20. see also: lump sum, princely sum princely (1) 2 the sum of the total produced… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • princely — adjective 1 princely sum an expression meaning a large amount of money, often used jokingly to mean a very small amount of money: My Dad offered me the princely sum of ten pence to wash his car! 2 formal fine, splendid, or generous;: a princely… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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