walking around money

walking-around money

[waw-king-uh-round]
noun
1.
money that is carried on the person for routine expenses and minor emergencies; pocket money.
2.
Also called street money. Political Slang. cash sums given by political managers, district leaders, or the like, to grass-roots workers and others for expenses incurred while canvassing for votes or doing other chores before an election.

Origin:
1975–80, for def 2

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