Definition of money for old rope or money for jam in English:

money for old rope (or money for jam)

British informal Money or reward earned for little or no effort: he charged £65 for a 30 minute consultation—talk about money for old rope
More example sentences
  • Forget money for old rope - Jute is simply good food at reasonable prices.
  • I can tell you that it is enormously overpriced - it's money for old rope for lenders and insurers.
  • If people think, ‘Nick's got 3,700 members all paying whatever - that's money for old rope,’ they're wrong.
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