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pocket money

A small amount of money one carries to spend on nonessential things. I give the kids 10 bucks at the start of the week as a bit of pocket money. If they spend it all, then that's all they get till the next Monday. The company has given me a bit of pocket money while I'm here, so why don't we go find somewhere nice to eat?
See also: money, pocket

pocket money

Also, spending money. Cash for incidental or minor expenses, as in They don't believe in giving the children pocket money without asking them to do chores, or Can I borrow a dollar? I'm out of all my spending money. The first term, dating from the early 1600s, alludes to keeping small sums in one's pocket; the second alludes to money that may be spent (as opposed to saved) and dates from the late 1500s.
See also: money, pocket
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In a report, Social Care Wales said: "We have concluded that Mrs Duffy dishonestly allowed residents' pocket money to be misused and that she concealed that misuse through her creation of false records.
Many also look for a tool that allows their children to check their pocket money in the bank and to spend the money in the real world.
More than four-fifths (81%) now receive pocket money according to the Halifax Pocket Money Survey, which is also higher than the percentage in 2015.
According to the research, nearly four-fifths (79%) of children save some of their pocket money, up 70% from 2015's results.
According to the annual Halifax Pocket Money Survey, the average weekly allowance parents give to their children has increased to its highest level for nine years.
03, according the annual Halifax Pocket Money Survey.
Halifax found the number of children getting pocket money also increased to 81%, up from 78% in 2015.
The study also found that mums and dads paying pocket money is a declining trend and over all the amounts paid are decreasing.
While one recent study suggested that only half of British parents pay their children pocket money, new research has found that although just one in three preschool children get a small allowance, by the age of seven the majority of kids (87%) are receiving pocket money.
It also appears there's something to be said for giving your child pocket money regularly, rather than PS10 one week and nothing the next.
Youngsters in London currently receive the highest typical pocket money amounts at PS8.
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THE amount of weekly pocket money parents are giving their children has fallen by 15p over the past year.
94 a week in pocket money - with girls on 18p less than boys.
It seems that today's Little Emperors in China are also spoiled by other generations--as half of them get pocket money from grandparents, while other family members also play their part (20%).