color of someone's money, see the

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color of someone's money, see the

Prove that you can pay, as in Before we talk any more about this car, let's see the color of your money. This term probably originated in gambling or betting. [Slang; early 1900s]

The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer.
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