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    #1

    vote with wallet

    Dear teachers,

    Please read the following sentence:

    More and more consumers will start to vote with their wallets.

    Could you please explain the meaning of vote with their wallets?

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    Re: vote with wallet

    If you vote with your wallet, you do not buy something that you think is overpriced or buy from a company whose activities you do not approve of.

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    #3

    Re: vote with wallet

    The idea is that just as an election chooses a winner, so do consumers when they choose to spend money one way rather than another. They cast a metaphorical vote by giving money from their wallets to the vendors whose products they prefer.
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    Re: vote with wallet

    The similar expression to vote with your feet means to patronize businesses you prefer (by walking there, or otherwise going there) or even to move to another area. In either case, you are casting a metaphorical vote for the place you've chosen to go to.
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    Re: vote with wallet

    "Voting with your feet" is commonly used to indicate that you are displeased with something so you are walking out on it.

    How was the show?
    Terrible! By the half-time interval, most of the crowd had voted with their feet.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #6

    Re: vote with wallet

    It originated with the Russians leaving the First World War- Lenin said the soldiers had voted with their feet.

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