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One red cent. One thin dime. Dirty money. Old money. New money. Blood money. Cold cash. Take-home pay. Rainy-day fund. Wooden nickels.

 

  What are some other idiomatic expressions or phrases involving ways we refer to currency?

[For each person who answers without repeating an entry already shown in this thread, I will reply with a new expression or phrase that fits the bill.]
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Posted - November 13

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  • 38487

     

    Car fare.

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      November 21, 2020 7:36 AM MST
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  • 11207
    Time to start the Strine slang
    Prawn
    Budgie
    Lobster
    Pineapple
    Lime
    (The $5, 10, 20, 50 and 100 bills - due to the colour of the banknote).
      November 21, 2020 8:15 AM MST
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  • 38487

     

     Foreign exchange rates.
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      November 21, 2020 9:44 AM MST
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  • 14772
    Bridge toll
      November 21, 2020 8:29 AM MST
    1

  • 38487

     

      No money, no honey.

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      November 21, 2020 8:56 AM MST
    1

  • 14772
    Filthy lucre
      November 21, 2020 9:47 AM MST
    1

  • 38487

     

    War-profiteering

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      November 21, 2020 9:48 AM MST
    1

  • 14772
    Stipend
      November 21, 2020 9:51 AM MST
    1

  • 38487

    Price-gouging.
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      November 21, 2020 2:01 PM MST
    1

  • 14772
    Remuneration
      November 21, 2020 9:50 PM MST
    1

  • 38487

     

     Disbursement. 

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      November 21, 2020 11:23 PM MST
    0

  • 14772
    Deep pockets
      November 22, 2020 8:06 AM MST
    1

  • 38487

     

      Sin tax.

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      November 22, 2020 3:07 PM MST
    1

  • 14772
    Noveau riche
      November 23, 2020 7:39 AM MST
    1

  • 38487

     

     Bank draft.
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      November 23, 2020 7:57 AM MST
    1

  • 14772
    Remuneration
      November 23, 2020 9:19 AM MST
    0

  • 38487

     

      You already posted remuneration (see above about three entries ago).
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      November 23, 2020 9:30 AM MST
    1

  • 14772
    Riches
      November 23, 2020 10:57 AM MST
    1

  • 38487

     

      Signing bonus.
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      November 23, 2020 11:01 AM MST
    1

  • 14772
    Cashier's check.
      November 23, 2020 2:31 PM MST
    1

  • 38487

     

    Bowling for dollars.

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      November 23, 2020 3:02 PM MST
    1

  • 14772
    Coin of the realm
      November 23, 2020 3:18 PM MST
    0

  • 5243
    I looked through everything and I didn't spot this one. My deepest apologies if I missed it and this is a repeat. 

    Mad money
      November 21, 2020 5:01 PM MST
    1

  • 38487

     

     Excise tax.
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      November 21, 2020 11:28 PM MST
    1

  • 5243
    Dollars to donuts.
      November 22, 2020 12:00 PM MST
    1