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Money talks

Here ‘talks’ means ‘carries weight’, in the sense that it is influential. It is possible to do much more with money than without it.

‘Why did the members side with Mr X at the annual general meeting? Mr Y’s arguments were much more convincing.’

‘Mr X is a rich man and Mr Y isn’t. If we’d accept Mr Y’s proposals, the Club would have lost the support of Mr X. Money talks, you know.’

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