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soft money

noun
1.
money contributed to a political candidate or party that is not subject to federal regulations.
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Examples from the web for soft money
  • Not enough to really sway anyone, but enough to alleviate the need for oodles of soft money.
  • Parties would at first be weakened, compared with outside groups, because so much of their activity depends on soft money.
  • Committee members want testimony at the hearings to influence the legislation, which proposes a ban on soft money.
  • The soft money ban federalizes many activities of national, state and local political parties.
  • State and local party committees' use of soft money.
  • soft money, some argue, is another potential supplement for candidates.
  • soft money represents the unraveling of these three laws.
  • And these types of contributions were called soft money.
  • The figures do not take into account soft money expenditures.
  • These soft money faculty in particular have little or no teaching responsibilities.
British Dictionary definitions for soft money

soft money

noun
1.
(politics) (in the US) money that can be spent by a political party on grass-roots organization, recruitment, advertising, etc; it must be deposited in a party's non-federal (state-level) bank accounts, and must not be used in connection with presidential or congressional elections Compare hard money
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Slang definitions & phrases for soft money

soft in the head

adjective phrase

Stupid; dim-witted; lamebrained

[1938+; soft is found by 1621 in the sense ''silly, simple, foolish'']


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