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    walking around money

    Suppose you're on a guided tour in a town. Can I say "I have 25 dollars of the walking around money" just to say that you will spend them on whatever you want?

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    Re: walking around money

    Quote Originally Posted by ostap77 View Post
    Suppose you're on a guided tour in a town. Can I say "I have 25 dollars of the walking around money" just to say that you will spend them on whatever you want?
    No. We call that spending money.

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    Re: walking around money

    I have to disagree slightly with riquecohen, the phrase "walking around money" is familiar to me and it can mean more or less what you said - money to buy things you need or want when you are out and walking around. It is street slang, I think.

    It also has a meaning in American politics where it refers to a "slush fund".

    Obviously, not all native speakers will understand you, so use it with caution.

    ETA: "spending money" is a good general phrase that most people will understand.

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