Money or money's worth available for production.
“His capital is continually going from him [the merchant] in some shape, and returning to him in another.” —Adam Smith: Wealth of Nations, vol. i. book ii. chap. i. p. 276.
“He tried to make capital out of his rival's discomfiture.” —The Times.
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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