Money is the root of all evil

Idiom

Money is the root of all evil

Definition

An excessive interest in money and material possessions leads to immoral and unethical behavior

Examples

He thinks money is the root of all evil and refuses to invest in stocks

My parents always said that money is the root of all evil, so I try to focus on the things that money can’t buy

Origin

1 Timothy 6:10 in the Bible, which states “For the love of money is the root of all kinds of evil”

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