mess of pottage


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Idioms, Wikipedia.

mess of pottage

hungry Esau sells birthright for broth. [O.T.: Genesis 25:29–34]
See: Bribery
Mentioned in ?
References in periodicals archive ?
Any Republican who falls for that mess of pottage ought to be ashamed.
For many schools, that mess of pottage proved to be irresistible.
It seems, though, that Mr Gambles wants to sell advertising space on the new building for a mess of pottage.
As usual for a mess of pottage to ruthless developers.
A year before Labour started the heavy lifting for the Libyans, the SNP were ready to effectively trade Megrahi's inclusion in the prisoner transfer agreement with Gaddafi for a mess of pottage.