pelf \PELF\, noun:
- Money; riches; gain; -- generally conveying the idea of something ill-gotten.
It pays the taxes
The replacement saying for "It pays the bills" in reference to writing off a job as merely a means of income, and in no way an enjoyable or lucrative way of making a living.
Due to the increase in taxes "It pays the taxes" takes the place of "It pays the bills" while it takes a second job or additional income to actually pay the bills.
"It's going ... it pays the taxes. I'm looking for a part-time job now to pay the bills"
Why did a fanatic fan of basketball great Larry Bird ask to have three years added to his expected 30-year sentence for robbery and shooting with intent to kill?
Eric James Torpy wanted his 2005 sentence to match the Boston Celtic star’s jersey number—33. The judge—in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma—obliged.
Thomas Hopkins Gallaudet: opened the first free American school for the deaf in Hartford, Connecticut (1817)
Titanic: the "unsinkable" luxury liner sank after hitting an iceberg; over 1,500 died (1912)
Bergen-Belsen: Nazi concentration camp was liberated by British and Canadian forces (1945)
Jackie Robinson: made his debut with the Brooklyn Dodgers, scoring the game-winning run (1947)
McDonald's: Ray Kroc opened the store that launched the empire (1955)
Botox: botulinum toxin was approved by the FDA for treatment of moderate-to-severe frown lines (2002)
Henry James (1843-1916): author of Daisy Miller and The Bostonians
Max Wertheimer (1880-1943): a founder of Gestalt psychology
Bessie Smith (1894-1937): blues and jazz singer; musicians Roy Clark (77), Dave Edmunds (66) and Ed O'Brien (42) share this birth date
Heloise (59): household tips columnist, "Hints from Heloise"
Samantha Fox (44), singer, Page 3 girl, monster jugs.