For months, the smart money was on Huckabee staying out of 2012.
However, if asked to bet whether right-wing apoplexy will grow or shrivel, the smart money obviously has to say the former.
At the same time, the smart money has long been on the Muslim Brotherhood.
The new GOP “It Boys” who, despite long odds, are starting to attract the smart money.
If the world is going to change at some point in the future, the smart money says, why not adjust your portfolio accordingly?
So as the smart money was warned off the offering, the dumb money was rushing into the deal.
On Wall Street the smart money is that the SEC will walk away now or face a similar defeat in court.
Ohio governor and smart money 2016 GOP hopeful just complimented Obamacare, and said a repeal isn't happening.
Then and now, he says, the smart money was on companies with sound fundamentals.
And meanwhile he counted up his half-year's smart money, and the pile of silver and gold that had come of the sale.
"money bet by those in the know," 1926, from smart (adj.). The same phrase earlier meant "money paid to sailors, soldiers, workers, etc., who have been disabled while on the job" (1690s), from a noun derivative of smart (v.). Also "money paid to obtain the discharge of a recruit" (1760), hence "money paid to escape some unpleasant situation" (1818). Sometimes in legal use, "damages in excess of injury done."