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dollars-and-cents

[dol-erz-uh n-sents]
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  1. considered strictly in terms of money: from a dollars-and-cents viewpoint.
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Origin of dollars-and-cents

An Americanism dating back to 1835–45
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Historical Examples

  • After three and a half years in such service it was hard for me to get down to a dollars-and-cents business again.

    Between the Lines

    Henry Bascom Smith