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walking-around money

[waw-king-uh-round] /ˈwɔ kɪŋ əˈraʊnd/
money that is carried on the person for routine expenses and minor emergencies; pocket money.
Also called street money. Political Slang. cash sums given by political managers, district leaders, or the like, to grass-roots workers and others for expenses incurred while canvassing for votes or doing other chores before an election.
Origin of walking-around money
1975-80, for def 2 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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walking-around money

noun phrase

(also street money) Political petty cash used in promoting party candidates (1970s+)

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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