budget dust


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budget dust

n. a minor amount of money considering the size of the entire budget; money left over at the end of the budget year. The amount is just budget dust, chump change! What’s the big deal?
See also: budget, dust
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I think it's shameful that we battle over budget dust for some of these programs that are so absolutely vital, and the ultimate absurdity is that when people don't get these services, they default to more expensive nursing home care," she says.
As industry waits for the budget dust storm to settle in Washington, several hot topics are dominating the conversation in corporate suites.
That's really budget dust, but who the hell knows what's going to happen," he says.
And although the relatively small amount may, in the grand scheme of things, be no more than what we refer to as budget dust, it is both symbolic and reflective of what they bring to the table.
When the budget dust finally settled, the Legal Services Corporation was funded at $305 million for 1999-2000 -- $5 million more than LSC received last year for legal aid programs
That is budget dust," Martinez Fischer told his colleagues.