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spending money

money for small personal expenses.
Origin of spending money
1590-1600 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • You know, I believe in spending money, everybody spending money.

    The "Genius" Theodore Dreiser
  • Staying in town here is only another name for spending money.

    Lord Kilgobbin Charles Lever
  • Parisians of the high-living class do not object to spending money.

    In Vanity Fair Eleanor Hoyt Brainerd
  • And how can I leave them in such a condition, spending money which they will never get?

    Miss Mackenzie Anthony Trollope
  • My guardian pays all the bills, and, as I told you, he doesnt give me any spending money.

    Jack Ranger's Gun Club Clarence Young
British Dictionary definitions for spending money

spending money

an allowance for small personal expenses; pocket money
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Slang definitions & phrases for spending money

spell out

verb phrase

  1. To explain; define: a commission of distinguished citizens to spell out the difference between right and wrong (1707+)
  2. To explain very patiently in great detail: Are you a schoolboy I have to spell out everything for you? (1940+)
The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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