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bank nightAn event where patrons are enticed to buy entry tickets into some venue, for example a movie theater, with the anticipation that they will be entered into a drawing to win an amount of money if their ticket is drawn and they are on-site at the time of the winning.Rate it:

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basket houseA cafe or similar establishment where musical performances are given and the performers are then paid with money placed in a basket by members of the audience.Rate it:

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behind the timesOut of date; old-fashioned; obsolete; outmoded; outdated.Rate it:

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big bucksLots of money.Rate it:

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big ol'Alternative spelling of big old.Rate it:

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big oleAlternative spelling of big old.Rate it:

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blood is thicker than waterFamily relations and loyalties are stronger than relationships with people who are not family members.1866, Anthony Trollope, The Belton Estate, ch. 30,Blood is thicker than water, is it not? If cousins are not friends, who can be?circa 1915, Lucy Fitch Perkins, The Scotch Twins, ch. 5,The old clans are scattered now, but blood is thicker than water still, and you're welcome to the fireside of your kinsman!Rate it:

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blow one's wadTo spend all of one's money.Rate it:

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bottom lineThe final balance; the amount of money or profit left after everything has been tallied.Rate it:

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break the bankTo win more money than is available to be paid.Rate it:

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bring backTo reenact an old rule or law.Rate it:

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bring homeTo earn (money)Rate it:

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bring home the baconTo have a job and earn money or to lead a successful career.Rate it:

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bucket of boltsA piece of machinery that is not worth more than its scrap value, often of old cars.Rate it:

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can't make ends meetTto earn just enough money to avoid getting into debt.Rate it:

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carry one's weightTo contribute or produce one's fair share, as of work, money, etc.Rate it:

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cash on the barrelheadMoney in the form of paper currency or coins, paid immediately at the time and place of a transaction.Rate it:

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cash upto count the money taken by a business at the end of the day.Rate it:

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cash upto earn moneyRate it:

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caught with one's hand in the cookie jarObserved or apprehended while committing a theft, especially while embezzling money.Rate it:

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chestnut(Often "old chestnut") A worn-out meme; a phrase, etc. so often repeated as to have grown tiresome.Rate it:

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chicken feedA very small or insignificant quantity, especially of money.Rate it:

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chip inTo put into the pot the amount of chips or money required to continue.Rate it:

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chump changeA sum of money considered to be insignificant.Rate it:

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clean outTo empty completely; to remove all money or possessions from.Rate it:

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come intoTo inherit (money).Rate it:

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cross someone's palmTo give money to a person, especially as a bribe or as an inducement to perform a service.Rate it:

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cry all the way to the bankTo be happy due to the receipt of money, although expressing sorrow about the cause of such receipt.Rate it:

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crying shameIt's a crying shame that so much money has been wasted on this pointless political campaign.Rate it:

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deadbeatOwes money but is unlikely to pay it backRate it:

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deader than discoextremely old-fashionedRate it:

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deep pocketsAn ample supply of money, especially money which one is willing to spend; the possessor of such money.Rate it:

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dog racismPaying large sum of money for "pedigree dogs", attaching great importance to the breed of a pet.Rate it:

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don't be penny wise and pound foolishDon't be careful when it comes to spending small amounts of money, but careless when spending much larger amounts.Don't focus on minutiae and lose sight of the big picture; don't obsess over tiny inconsequential efficiencies while glaring inefficiencies are going on elsewhere.Rate it:

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don't cross your bridge until you arrive at the river!Your reminder George, was very wise: You advised that I not count my money regarding sale of wheelbarrows until we were down to ten count out of the one hundred previously in the stockroomLRate it:

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ear trumpetold hearing aidRate it:

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earn one's crustTo earn money, to do something as a job.Rate it:

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every cloud has a silver liningIn every bad situation there is an element of good1881, National Academy of Code Administration (U.S.), Folio, page 417:Every cloud has a silver lining; but in the old-fashioned meeting-houses every cloud of hymnal melody generally had a nasal lining before the congregation...1887, Shakers, Religion, page 36:that "a little reserve and thou'lt fail surely," will prove to be true in our experience. Every cloud has a silver lining and so has every sorrow,1918, George Jean Nathan, Performing Arts, page 222:But the most popular attitude toward what we may call "sad" plays is the peculiar one of believing that, since every cloud has a silver lining,Rate it:

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fall off the wagonTo cease or fail at a regimen of self-improvement or reform; to lapse back into an old habit or addiction.Rate it:

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filthy lucremoney (used with contempt or condemnation)Rate it:

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garbage in, garbage out(computing, information technology) If input data is not complete, accurate, and timely, then the resulting output is unreliable and of no useful value.1963, Raymond Crowley, "Robot Tax Collector Seeks Indications of 'Fudging'," Times Daily (Alabama, USA), 1 April (retrieved 26 July 2010):Officials explained that the quality of the computer's work depends on the quality of the data fed into it. Neil Hoke, administrative assistant to Stewart, quoted an adage of computer men: "Garbage in, garbage out."2008, Roger K. Lewis, "'In Architectural Design, Brains and Talent Trump the Best Software," Washington Post, 19 July (retrieved 26 July 2010):The old caveat "GIGO"Rate it:

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give backTo contribute money, goods, or, especially, services for charitable purposes, as if in return for one's own success.Rate it:

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gold standardA monetary system where the value of circulating money is linked to the value of gold.Rate it:

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golden yearsOld age, especially the years after one has retired from employment.Rate it:

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grease paymentA bribe or extorted money, usually relatively small in amount, provided to a low-level government official or business person, in order to expedite a business decision, shipment, or other transaction, especially in a country where such payments are not unusual.Rate it:

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hand over fistQuickly or in great quantity, especially in reference to earning money.Rate it:

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heave to and splice the main brace'Heave to and splice the main brace!' An old salt's invitation to shipmates in a shore side pub to drink-up and be merry!Rate it:

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horse operaA theatrical production, film, or program on radio or television depicting adventures of characters in the American Old West; a western.Rate it:

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in kindIn the form of goods and service rather than money.Rate it:

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kick inTo contribute, especially to a collection of money.Rate it:

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