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Rich as a Jew


This expression arose in the Middle Ages, when Jews were almost the only merchants, and were certainly the most wealthy of the people. There are still the Rothschilds among them, and others of great wealth.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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Rhyming to Death
Ribbon Dodge (The)
Ribston Pippin
Rice Christians
Rice thrown after a Bride
Rich as Crœsus
Rich as a Jew
Richard Cœur de Lion
Richard II.’s Horse
Richard III.’s Horse
Richard Roe
Richard is Himself again
Richard of Cirencester
Richborough, Richeboro, or Ratesburgh (a Roman fort in the time of Claudius)
Rick Mould
Rickety Stock