ill-gotten gains

ill-gotten gains
   Ill-gotten gains are profits or benefits that are made either illegally or unfairly.
  (Dorking School Dictionary)
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   Money, profit or benefits that are made in a dishonest or illegal manner are called ill-gotten gains.
   

He won money by cheating and is now enjoying his ill-gotten gains.


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  • ill-gotten gains — {n. phr.} Goods or money obtained in an illegal or immoral fashion. * /The jailed criminal had plenty of time to think about his ill gotten gains./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • ill-gotten gains — {n. phr.} Goods or money obtained in an illegal or immoral fashion. * /The jailed criminal had plenty of time to think about his ill gotten gains./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • ill-gotten gains — adj money that was obtained in an unfair or dishonest way used humorously ▪ Well, I hope you enjoy your ill gotten gains …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • ill-gotten gains — are profits or benefits that are made either illegally or unfairly …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • ill-gotten gains — index spoils Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • Ill-gotten gains —   Ill gotten gains are profits or benefits that are made either illegally or unfairly …   Dictionary of English idioms

  • ill-gotten gains — UK [ˌɪl ɡɒt(ə)n ˈɡeɪnz] US [ˌɪl ɡɑt(ə)n ˈɡeɪnz] noun [plural] often humorous money or property that someone obtained in an illegal or dishonest way Thesaurus: stolen goodssynonym unspecified amounts of moneyhyponym to steal, or steal… …   Useful english dictionary

  • ill-gotten gains — N PLURAL Ill gotten gains are things that someone has obtained in a dishonest or illegal way. But many leaders have invested their ill gotten gains in several different countries …   English dictionary

  • ill-gotten\ gains — n. phr. Goods or money obtained in an illegal or immoral fashion. The jailed criminal had plenty of time to think about his ill gotten gains …   Словарь американских идиом

  • ill-gotten gains — ill got|ten gains [ ıl gatn geınz ] noun plural OFTEN HUMOROUS money or property that someone obtained in an illegal or dishonest way …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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