Short money

  1. (in Britain) the annual payment made to Opposition parties in the House of Commons to help them pay for certain services necessary to the carrying out of their parliamentary duties; established in 1975: Compare Cranborne money

Origin of Short money

named after the Rt Hon. Edward Short MP, Leader of the House of Commons in 1975

Words Nearby Short money

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How to use Short money in a sentence

  • So she was able to calculate how much her husband had earned, and could call him to account if he gave her Short money.

    Sons and Lovers | David Herbert Lawrence
  • Locke declared that he regretted the loss which, if his advice were taken, would fall on the holders of the Short money.

  • I thought he had paid me Short money—they're such cheats in the South!

    Barbara Lynn | Emily J. Jenkinson