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    What does this phrase mean ?

    If somebody says "take something out of petty cash", what does he mean or imply? I do know what "petty cash" is, but I can't understand what he means by that phrase. Any help is appreciated !

    Thanks a lot !

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    Re: What does this phrase mean ?

    Quote Originally Posted by MengMeng
    If somebody says "take something out of petty cash", what does he mean or imply? I do know what "petty cash" is, but I can't understand what he means by that phrase. Any help is appreciated !

    Thanks a lot !
    I've always understood the phrase: "take something out of petty cash" to be a shorthand of saying, "take the money out of petty cash to buy it".

    For example, (I must be a teacher) "Take lunch out of petty cash." means, "Take the money to buy lunch from petty cash."

    That's how I've always heard it used.

    Hope this helps!
    -Michael Newman

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    Re: What does this phrase mean ?

    Quote Originally Posted by abdial
    Quote Originally Posted by MengMeng
    If somebody says "take something out of petty cash", what does he mean or imply? I do know what "petty cash" is, but I can't understand what he means by that phrase. Any help is appreciated !

    Thanks a lot !
    I've always understood the phrase: "take something out of petty cash" to be a shorthand of saying, "take the money out of petty cash to buy it".

    For example, (I must be a teacher) "Take lunch out of petty cash." means, "Take the money to buy lunch from petty cash."

    That's how I've always heard it used.

    Hope this helps!
    -Michael Newman
    Here is the paragraph which contains the phrase:

    "Wrote part of the implementation, but without making the test work. This was a violation of "da roolz." If you spotted it at the time, take two test cases out of petty cash. I'm sure there is a simple fake implementation that would have made the test case work."

    Here "test" and "test cases" are all some kind of computer programs. So "take two test cases out of petty cash" perhaps implies another meaning. I can't figure it out. More help needed.

    Thanks!

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    Urgent! Please help

    I'm the previous guest user "MengMeng". Now I newly registered as Wang. Could anybody answer my questions? It's urgent, pls help !

    Thanks a lot !!!

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    The term "petty cash" is usually understood to mean a fund for minor purchases. The sentence "take two test cases out of petty cash" doesn't ring a bell with me.

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    Re: Urgent! Please help

    Quote Originally Posted by Wang
    I'm the previous guest user "MengMeng". Now I newly registered as Wang. Could anybody answer my questions? It's urgent, pls help !

    Thanks a lot !!!
    I have no idea what that means either.

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    Thanks anyway :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wang
    Thanks anyway :)
    You're welcome. :D

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