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(butter and) egg money

old-fashioned Extra money earned by a farmer's wife by selling various things produced by the farm, such as (though not only) eggs and butter. My grandmother used all her egg money she'd been saving to help pay for my father's passage to America. I've been putting aside the butter and egg money each week to save up for a new dress.
See also: egg, money

one's (butter and) egg money

Fig. money that a farm woman earns. (Farm women would often sell butter and eggs for extra money that would be stashed away for an emergency.) Jane was saving her butter and egg money for a new TV. I've got my egg money. Let's go shopping.
See also: egg, money
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The butter and egg money will be enough to carry him through.
"My mother saved her egg money to buy the applesauce cake for Thanksgiving, and their fruitcake for Christmas."
Why not spend the Easter egg money on a family day out to the seaside, local ice rink, zoo or theme park instead?
Egg Banking plc.'s core activity is the issuance and operation of credit cards in the UK under the Egg Card and Egg Money brands.
The Egg Money Mastercard also pays one per cent cashback a year, up to pounds 200 cashback a year, but has a pounds 1 monthly fee.
per Mr Black also tips the Egg Money card, giving a 1% cashback with a pounds 1 monthly fee, and the Capital One World MasterCard - 1%, with effective pounds 8 annual fee.
1910: Remember egg money? Farm families sell excess eggs in town for grocery money.
Egg recently relaunched its premium plastic card, the Egg Money World MasterCard, and it could change the way we use cards in the longer term.
This week Egg relaunched its premium plastic card, the Egg Money World MasterCard, and it could change the way we use cards in the longer term.
The Egg Money Mastercard offers perks including one per cent cashback and discounts at selected stores.
UK-based Egg Banking has launched the new Egg Money World MasterCard (NYSE: MA), which will cost GBP1.00 a month and is available beginning July 14, 2009.
While the "egg money" was built on adherence to harsh frugally, it also made possible the ever-so-rare and minor, indulgences.
chief executive Peter Vicary-Smith, &MORE beat shortlisted rivals Amex Blue, Bank Of Ireland (GB) and Egg Money.
And the Egg Money card is doubling its cashback to 2 per cent for all purchases between November 16 and December 10.
The i-mode service will be available to Egg customers with i-mode phones from 1 October 2005, providing access to transactions, account balances and information on Egg Savings, Egg Money and Egg Card accounts.