Definition of For love or money

1. Adverb. Under any circumstances. "She wouldn't give up her pets for love or money"

Definition of For love or money

1. Adverb. For any reason whatsoever. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of For Love Or Money

for fake
for free
for good
for good and all
for good measure
for goodness' sake
for heaven's sake
for instance
for it
for keeps
for kicks
for loop
for loops
for love nor money
for love or money (current term)
for mercy's sake
for my money
for nothing
for now
for old time's sake
for old times' sake
for old times' sakes
for once
for one
for one's life
for one's liking
for one's particular
for one thing
for pity's sake

Literary usage of For love or money

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Writing of Today: Models of Journalistic Prose by Gerhard Richard Lomer, John William Cunliffe (1915)
"not to be had for love or money.' ' We are now threatened by famine. . . . The amount of food required to deal We have suffered enough ; at least let this ю ..."

2. The Critical and Miscellaneous Prose Works of John Dryden: Now First by John Dryden, Edmond Malone (1800)
"... the fury of his natural temper, made every man and woman too in his plays stark raging mad : there was not a sober person to be had for love or money. ..."

3. The Book of Aphorisms by Robert D MacNish (1834)
"For the above reason, I have studiously avoided acquiring a knowledge of whist : gaming, either for love or money, is what I could never tolerate. ..."

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