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Flush with cash

Posted by David FG on September 30, 2010 at 05:17

In Reply to: Flush with cash posted by David FG on September 30, 2010 at 05:13:

: : What does "flush with cash" mean and what is the origin of the phrase?

: Well, it means having plenty of it - that's the easy bit.

: As to the origin, I am going to have to leave that to someone more expert.


On reflection, I will have a go: I am more than willing to be corrected.

One of the meanings of 'flush' is level with the surrounding surface, so if you fill a hole with something until it is 'flush' you have filled it completely, so 'flush with cash' might mean full of the stuff.