Margaret Atwood FunnyMoney Quote saying those who are newly wealthywill appear uncomfortable dressed in riches and it’s apparent to everyone. Margaret Atwood said:
“They were new money, without a doubt: so new it shrieked. Their clothes looked as it they’d covered themselves in glue, then rolled around in hundred-dollar bills” — Margaret Atwood
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The author describes the wealthy characters as “covered in glue and hundred-dollarbills” to convey that they are new to wealth and not yet comfortable with it, much like how glue can be sticky and overwhelming. The use of hundred-dollar bills emphasizes the excessive amount of money they have.