Now, however, more and more wealth is tied up in intangibles such as intellectual property, patents, brands, media, and contracts.
I've been all tied up with this funeral business.
Tomatoes should be tied up to trellises or stakes if fine-flavoured and handsome fruit is desired, for if left to ripen on the ground they are apt to have a gross earthy flavour.
At last he borrowed sixpence from the stage-manager and returned home, carrying all his property tied up in a handkerchief.
We all have our lives tied up in what the five of us are doing so any decision you make has a profound effect on everyone.
More wealth is digital, to be sure, but immeasurably more wealth is tied up in the intricacies of society itself.
It's a shame he isn't hearing this but he'll be tied up in his room all evening recording results of his tests.
Some superstitious old carpenters, now, would be tied up in the rigging, ere they would do the job.
Two horses were tied up and there was a wagon and mule at the end of the street.