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Michigan bankroll

noun, Slang.
a large roll of paper money in small denominations.
a roll of counterfeit paper money or a roll of money-sized paper surrounded by one or more genuine bills.
Also called Michigan roll.
Origin of Michigan bankroll
First recorded in 1930-35 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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Michigan bankroll

noun phrase

A bankroll having a note of large denomination on the outside and small notes or paper making up the rest

[1932+; the date is probably earlier; in the 1850s, Michigan bankers outwitted auditors by taking barrels of nails, with a thin top layer of silver coins, from bank to bank ahead of them]

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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