tidy sum

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n tidy sum (often followed by `of') a large number or amount or extent "a batch of letters","a deal of trouble","a lot of money","he made a mint on the stock market","see the rest of the winners in our huge passel of photos","it must have cost plenty","a slew of journalists","a wad of money"
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Usage

In literature:

This affair will give us a tidy sum of money.
"Operas Every Child Should Know" by Mary Schell Hoke Bacon
I expect to make a tidy sum before I leave, if Benny only stays straight.
"Melomaniacs" by James Huneker
I would give a tidy little sum to find out what he is up to.
"A Captain in the Ranks" by George Cary Eggleston
That would total to a tidy sum.
"The Coming of the Law" by Charles Alden Seltzer
A tidy sum for a moment's work with no risk.
"The Crimson Gardenia and Other Tales of Adventure" by Rex Beach
The two boys have done well selling papers, and I understand they have quite a tidy little sum saved up.
"The Newsboy Partners" by Frank V. Webster
As you will see, these donations have amounted now to a tidy sum.
"A Cry in the Wilderness" by Mary E. Waller
We'll have a tidy little sum between us when we pull out of this deal, and take a foreign trip for our health till the fracas blows over.
"The Enchanted Barn" by Grace Livingston Hill Lutz
She possessed a collection of shells, fresh, and salt-water, that represented a very tidy sum of money.
"Told by the Death's Head" by Mór Jókai
Besides, that brass is worth a tidy sum o' money.
"Guilt of the Brass Thieves" by Mildred A. Wirt
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In news:

Most fisherman have a tidy sum of money tied up in their fishing machine and protecting it from the harsh winter can save you some big bucks.
High scrap metal prices, especially for copper, are allowing people to turn whatever's been lying around the house into a tidy little sum.
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