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  1. almighty dollar(Noun)

    (United States English, pejorative) The dollar, satirically characterized as a being a god

  2. Origin: Most sources hold this to be a coinage of Washington Irving, alluding to "Almighty God", although a Philadelphia newspaper also used the phrase at approximately the same time and Ben Jonson had used "almighty gold" in 1616 in Epistle to Elizabeth, Countess of Rutland.

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  1. Almighty dollar

    Almighty dollar is an idiom often used to satirize an obsession for material wealth.

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  1. Almighty dollar

    the Almighty whom the Americans are charged with worshipping, first applied to them, it would seem, by Washington Irving.

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