Monopoly money

Monopoly money

1. A sum of money that has little or no importance to a person. (Alluding to the paper play money used in the board game Monopoly.) He dropped nearly 30 grand on a single watch, but he's so loaded that it's just Monopoly money to him
2. Bills of currency that is printed on bright, multicolored paper. (In contrast to the simple green and white color of American currency.) Even after four years, I could never get used to the Monopoly money they use up in Canada.
See also: money, monopoly
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It's treated like Monopoly money, as if there will always be more where that came from.
It's also now the only place in the world where Monopoly money is worth more than real money.
They plan to "pay" the fee today with Monopoly money.
She likes to blow cash like it's monopoly money on posh vacays and big bizarre bling , all the while snapping selfies with every step in her stilettos.
Which will explain the car dealer's reaction when you try to pay for the Jag with Monopoly money.
Bongiorno's attorney, Roland Ripoelle, said Bongiorno ''saw $50 million of what she thought was her own money, but was really Bernie Madoff's monopoly money go up in smoke.
Gox's bankruptcy protection would not be able to shield it and further added that if people could 'go in' and 'hack' it, then there was nothing more than it being monopoly money.
That means Scots would have no protection for savings or mortgages and the pounds in their pockets would be little better than Monopoly money.
Such fiat money is anything but a storehouse of value, and only fools would keep their lifetime savings in such Monopoly money.
Doing the dishes will never be dull again with a Monopoly gameboard or Monopoly money themed tea-towel.
The economics of football is crazy and it has basically turned into monopoly money.
He has also attempted to charm potential employers with Monopoly money and launched a viral 'Facebook Like' campaign which got him a placement at an advertising agency.
Bizarrely, the dated photograph is not used on Glasgow's own edition of the game, although Princes Square gets its own square on the board, and can be bought for PS180 Monopoly money.
Bizarrely, the dated photograph, which shows two women in retro knitted jumpers, is not used on Glasgow's own edition of the game, although Princes Square gets its own square on the board, and can be bought for PS180 in Monopoly money.
Treating real money like Monopoly money can work wonders when things are going well - it frees you up to punt with confidence and flow - but having the same approach to money when you've not got much of it can be hugely destructive.