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    "Cake money" - potential meaning of this non-idiom?

    There has been a typo: take money (out of a cash machine) -> cake money.
    Most likely a non-existent idiom, as far as Google is concerned. Anyway, does "cake money" mean anything to you? The first and only thing that comes to my mind is "the money you use to pay for a wedding cake", or, perhaps, "the money you need to collect to host a wedding reception".

    Any ideas?

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    Re: "Cake money" - potential meaning of this non-idiom?

    The money that you have found in a cake.

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    Re: "Cake money" - potential meaning of this non-idiom?

    If it's easy money, "a piece of cake" to earn it/obtain it, it might be called "cake money."

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    Re: "Cake money" - potential meaning of this non-idiom?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gilbert View Post
    There has been a typo: take money (out of a cash machine) -> cake money.
    Most likely a non-existent idiom, as far as Google is concerned. Anyway, does "cake money" mean anything to you? The first and only thing that comes to my mind is "the money you use to pay for a wedding cake", or, perhaps, "the money you need to collect to host a wedding reception".

    Any ideas?

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    Gilbert,


    (1) I have no idea what "cake money" means.

    (2) I cannot explain the reason, but I immediately thought of

    pin money, a small amount of money.

    (3) I think that in some situations, it might almost be a

    bribe. That is, some people might say that they are willing

    to do something in exchange for pin money.


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    Re: "Cake money" - potential meaning of this non-idiom?

    TheParses:


    pin money, a small amount of money.

    (3) I think that in some situations, it might almost be a

    bribe. That is, some people might say that they are willing

    to do something in exchange for pin money.



    Do you mean to say it might work with "cake" the same way?

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    Re: "Cake money" - potential meaning of this non-idiom?

    My first thought was that it could be similar to "beer money", a little extra income to cover some of life's little pleasures. "It's only a part time job but it keeps him in beer money". Perhaps "cake money" can have a similar meaning.
    I can also easily imagine somebody who is saving up for a birthday or wedding cake saying: "I put my cake money in a jar, I almost have enough to make an order".

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    Re: "Cake money" - potential meaning of this non-idiom?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gilbert View Post
    TheParses:


    pin money, a small amount of money.

    (3) I think that in some situations, it might almost be a

    bribe. That is, some people might say that they are willing

    to do something in exchange for pin money.


    Do you mean to say it might work with "cake" the same way?
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    Gilbert,


    I have found something called "rice cake money."

    Please:

    (a) google "Cake money."

    (b) When the page of results appears, click on "more" in the

    menu on the left side of the page.

    (c) When that appears, click on "books" in the menu.

    (d) A selection of books will appear. Scroll to a book called

    Looking for a Mr. Kim, and click on the excerpt.


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    Re: "Cake money" - potential meaning of this non-idiom?

    Quote Originally Posted by TheParser View Post
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    Gilbert,


    I have found something called "rice cake money."

    Please:

    (a) google "Cake money."

    (b) When the page of results appears, click on "more" in the

    menu on the left side of the page.

    (c) When that appears, click on "books" in the menu.

    (d) A selection of books will appear. Scroll to a book called

    Looking for a Mr. Kim, and click on the excerpt.


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    But that seems to be a gift given out by the government in one of the Koreas.
    Thanks anyway.

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    Re: "Cake money" - potential meaning of this non-idiom?

    I can tell you that in my area of native speakers, no one uses "cake money".
    Well, except if you were intent on buying a birthday cake or something silly like that.

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