ill-gotten gains


Also found in: Idioms.
See: spoils
Mentioned in ?
References in classic literature ?
But when their father was actually engaged in the long-threatened lawsuit, and Wakem, as the agent at once of Pivart and Old Harry, was acting against him, even Maggie felt, with some sadness, that they were not likely ever to have any intimacy with Philip again; the very name of Wakem made her father angry, and she had once heard him say that if that crook-backed son lived to inherit his father's ill-gotten gains, there would be a curse upon him.
By the bright bow of Heaven, I will have their ill-gotten gains from them, even though I hang for it as high as e'er a forest tree in Sherwood
And I'd be a soap-boxer if I didn't have the spending of my father's ill-gotten gains.
She wished him all the happiness which he merited out of his ill-gotten gains.
But there is a proverb which says that ill-gotten gains never prosper, and the Prince found that the stolen ring brought him ill-luck after all.
In short you're to make so good a thing of your sky-scraper that, living in luxury on THOSE ill-gotten gains, you can afford for a while to be sentimental here
Some of the sound bees warned them that ill-gotten gains never prosper, but the Oddities at once surrounded them and balled them to death.
My husband came to England with his ill-gotten gains and has lived in quiet ever since, knowing well that if the Brotherhood knew where he was not a week would pass before justice would be done.
When he, Mr Wegg, had seen the minion surreptitiously making off with that bottle, and its precious contents unknown, he had looked upon him in the light of a mere robber, and, as such, would have despoiled him of his ill-gotten gain, but for the judicious interference of his comrade, brother, and partner.
MORE than PS17 million in ill-gotten gains has been seized from criminals by West Midlands Police.
Drugs can cause misery within our communities and this case reinforces the message that crime doesn't pay; even after a conviction we will seek to claw back any ill-gotten gains.
The SECs complaint seeks permanent injunctions, penalties and return of allegedly ill-gotten gains with prejudgment interest.