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High finance   /haɪ fənˈæns/   Listen
High finance

noun
1.
Large and complex financial transactions (often used with the implication that those individuals or institutions who engage in them are unethical).






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"High finance" Quotes from Famous Books



... legends of old Flanders found in Rops their pictorial interpreter. Less cerebral in his abounding youth he made Paris laugh with his comical travesties of political persons, persons in high finance, and also by his shrewd eye for the homely traits in the life of the people. His street scenes are miracles of detail, satire, and fun. The one entitled Spring is the most noted. That legacy of hate, inherited from ...
— Promenades of an Impressionist • James Huneker

... is generally recognized in the realm of high finance as carrying weight. It is not derisive or contemptuous; it is dismissive. The subject of it simply ceases to exist. In the present instance, it was so mild as scarcely to stir the smoke from his after-dinner cigar, yet it had all the intent, if not the effect, of finality. ...
— The Unspeakable Perk • Samuel Hopkins Adams



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