draw against (an amount of money)

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draw against (an amount of money)

To withdraw an amount of money that one is expecting but has not yet received. I know we don't get paid until next week, but my car broke down today, so I need to draw against my paycheck.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

draw against an amount of money

to withdraw money from something in advance. I can draw against my allowance—at least a small amount. You cannot draw against your salary.
See also: amount, draw, money, of
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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