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funny money

 
1. Sl. counterfeit money. The bank teller spotted the funny money in the man's deposit almost immediately.
2. Fig. temporary or substitute money, good only in certain places. What am I going to do with all this funny money when I leave here? It's no good anywhere else.
3. Fig. foreign currency. (Jocular.) We had better buy some gifts and get rid of some of this funny money before our flight.
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funny money

money that has been printed by criminals, or which has come from dishonest activities He was caught passing funny money through the business.
See be more fun than a barrel of monkeys
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funny money

Counterfeit money; also, money from an obscure or questionable source. For example, The police warned storekeepers that some funny money was being passed around town. This expression probably endures because of its rhyme. [1930s]
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funny money

1. n. counterfeit money. The bank teller spotted the funny money in the man’s deposit almost immediately.
2. n. military script; temporary or substitute money, good only in certain places. What am I going to do with all this funny money when I leave here? It’s no good anywhere else.
3. n. foreign currency. (Jocular.) We had better buy some gifts and get rid of some of this funny money before our flight.
See also: funny, money
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