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where there's muck there's brass

Definition of where there's muck there's brass in English:

British proverb Dirty or unpleasant activities are also lucrative.
Example sentences
  • ‘You have to roll your sleeves up and say ‘where there's muck there's brass’.’
  • The old phrase ‘where there's muck there's brass’ rings true for a pioneering Bradford firm after profits increased by more than a third.
  • Oscar Brogden has proved that where there's muck there's brass by salvaging 1,000 bicycles from Manchester's bins.
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