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funny money UK US noun [U] INFORMAL MONEY
money whose value has been artificially increased, or money that is not worth as much as it appears to be: »

The banks have used funny money generated by creative accountancy to deal with vast amounts of public debt.


Stock options were seen as funny money, enabling you to promise vast compensation to your employees without it hurting your bottom line.

money that is not real, for example because it has been illegally printed or created for a game: »

Advances in computer technology are being used by criminals to make funny money.


Guests are given $50 in funny money to bet with.

a price or amount of money that is so large that it seems completely unreasonable: »

He agreed to sell the land, but he was asking funny money for it.

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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  • funny money — funny .money n [U] informal money that has been printed illegally →↑counterfeit …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • funny money — money that has been printed by criminals, or which has come from dishonest activities. He was caught passing funny money through the business …   New idioms dictionary

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  • funny-money — n. any substitute money: counterfeit money, military script, etc. □ I don’t want any funny money. Real U.S. greenbacks or forget the deal. □ Who’ll change my funny money back to bucks? …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • funny money — counterfeit money, fake money    Don t accept any funny money. We can t spend it …   English idioms

  • funny money —    cash which cannot be spent openly    Counterfeit notes or the proceeds of vice or crime:     As quick as he finds out that s funny money he ll put the finger on you. (Weverka, 1973) …   How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms

  • funny-money — ˈ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ noun : inflated currency; especially : currency inflated or otherwise manipulated for political or social purposes his opposition to the funny money manipulations … brought him into disfavor Newsweek …   Useful english dictionary

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