(butter and) egg money

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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
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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
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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