In this market, almost every other smart-money investment in a financial institution is far under water.
She was also the next in line, the establishment candidate, the smart-money pick.
He had an idea that if he managed to pay the smart-money before Jacob was sworn in, the lad might escape with little difficulty.
The certificate from a captain and surgeon, by which only the smart-money is obtainable.
My father paid the smart-money, my mother cried, and I was lugged home.
Smart, smrt, n. quick, stinging pain of body or mind: smart-money: a dandy.
"money bet by those in the know," 1926, from smart (adj.). The same phrase earlier meant "money paid to sailors, soldiers, workers, etc., who have been disabled while on the job" (1690s), from a noun derivative of smart (v.). Also "money paid to obtain the discharge of a recruit" (1760), hence "money paid to escape some unpleasant situation" (1818). Sometimes in legal use, "damages in excess of injury done."