man of means

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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend: of means - a man who is wealthyman of means - a man who is wealthy      
nabob - a wealthy man (especially one who made his fortune in the Orient)
have, rich person, wealthy person - a person who possesses great material wealth
nob, toff - informal term for an upper-class or wealthy person
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As her husband was a man of means, and had doubtless returned by this time, could she not send them the money?
On trial, sale and rent, rooms to let A million and fifty pence It doesn't make sense, discontents It will commence I'm a man of means by now mean, Heinz Beans A King on the road to nowhere, no more So it's one for money Two for the lawn on show Three for the readies .
If your brother was a man of means you should probably see a solicitor about this.
To placate them and retain some control over her life, Lady Rose enters into a sham engagement to Captain Harry Cathcart, a man of means who nevertheless has chosen to work for a living as a private detective.
Walsh, the 43-year-old former Wheel of Fortune host, said: "Danny is a man of means and flashy suits.
Walsh, the 43 -year-old former Wheel of Fortune host, said:``Danny is a man of means and flashy suits.