The Money Quote

All right then, if you insist. The term "money" when used as an adjective was first coined, I believe, to describe critical moments in pornographic movies, i.e. the "money shot." But it broadened in the late 1990s, largely thanks to the movie, "Swingers," to be a form of general approbation. As in: "There's nothing wrong with letting the girls know that you're money and that you want to party." I use it in the spirit of both meanings for people who give good quote.