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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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By linking pocket money to the completion of chores like tidying up or taking out the bins, you can easily instil the importance of hard work to your children and its impact on what we earn.
You could give your children pocket money in exchange for simple chores, like tidying their bedroom, to let them "earn" their cash.
And when it comes to spending the cash, large numbers of kids plough it straight back into their devices, with 31% of them spending pocket money on gaming and 12% using it on downloads.
It means that each of those larger families, on average, would splash out more than PS1,000 a year on pocket money alone.
After all, I increased your pocket money because you have more children than your brother.
He said that if someone is caught for stowing away, clothed and given about $1,000 as pocket money, he assumes that if he goes about five times in the year and gets arrested that number of times, that alone, is a lot of money that can solve his unemployment problems temporarily.
Girls do more chores for extra cash, said the Halifax Pocket Money Report.
Mrs Duffy faced seven charges of dishonesty relating to the misuse of residents' pocket money.
The package consists of an app and a pocket money card for children.
Children last received more pocket money in 2007, which indicates a loosening of the family purse strings after nearly ten years, with the number of children receiving pocket money also increasing by 3% in the last 12 months to 81%.
Boys receive more than girls at an average PS6.92, compared to PS6.16, and 14-year-olds receive the highest amount at PS8.03, according the annual Halifax Pocket Money Survey.
Steph, who was born in North Tyneside, will front the show which will hand out a year's worth of pocket money to each young entrepreneur to help get their own businesses off the ground.
The spending power of children's pocket money has improved greatly since 1987, Halifax found.
London, United Kingdom, September 10, 2014 --(PR.com)-- Online homework support website OoberKidsRepublic published its first cookery book, titled 'Pocket Money Cookery' with the aim to educate children on healthy, easy to cook and value for money meals.
Youngsters now get an average of PS3.94 a week in pocket money - with girls on 18p less than boys.