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bankroll

1. noun The ready and available money of a person, group, or organization. The company's large bankroll ensures they have the means to pay for any legal challenge they may face.
2. verb To finance or put up money for someone or something, as for a business endeavor. My wealthy uncle has generously offered to bankroll my independent film.

bankroll

1. n. a roll or wad of currency; one’s cash assets. Don’t show that bankroll around here!
2. tv. to finance something. We were hoping to find somebody who would bankroll the project.
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And he claimed Dunne later bankrolled Haughey's lavish lifestyle because of his life-saving intervention.
Instead, he has taken on an enormous staff of his own, while approving unaffordable pay raises for members of all the city unions that have bankrolled his campaigns.
SAN FRANCISCO - Venture capitalists curtailed their investments in the third quarter, suggesting the financiers who bankrolled the dot-com boom are taking a more sober approach to the revived interest in high-tech startups.
General Growth bankrolled the petition drive that began in late April, shortly after the City Council approved zoning ordinances for the center in downtown Glendale adjacent to the Galleria.
The suit was filed just as volunteers and paid workers - bankrolled by General Growth - are trying to collect 8,100 signatures to force a public vote on the project.
Bankrolled by the public-employee unions that profit when taxes go up and government gets bigger, Proposition 56 would lower the legislative threshold for approving a budget and raising taxes from a two-thirds vote in both houses to a mere 55 percent vote.
Both Edelston and Soteras, who has bankrolled most of his campaign, said one of their first priorities if elected would be to create an education commission that would help coordinate resources between the city and the Las Virgenes Unified School District, including sharing facilities.
Darrell Issa, R-Vista, who bankrolled the recall drive.
Issa, a San Diego Republican, bankrolled the recall petition drive, but dropped out of the governor's race after Schwarzenegger jumped in.
He can start by slamming the door on the special interests that bankrolled his campaign, demanding a real city growth plan and fighting for more equitable police deployment.
Rios-Parra's campaign was bankrolled by the Coalition for Kids, former Mayor Richard Riordan's education reform group which wrested control of the school board from the unions four years ago.
School board president Caprice Young, a coalition-backed candidate, lost badly in the San Fernando Valley to retired teacher Jon Lauritzen, who was bankrolled by United Teachers Los Angeles.
The measure's backer, Citizens for Responsible Growth, which is mostly bankrolled by three businesses, said the new group is nothing more than a front for Home Depot and developer Selleck Development Group.