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Meaning of walking-around money

walk'ing-a•round' mon"ey

Pronunciation: (wô'king-u-round'), [key]
  1. money that is carried on the person for routine expenses and minor emergencies; pocket money.
  2. Also called cash sums given by political managers, district leaders, or the like, to grass-roots workers and others for expenses incurred while canvassing for votes or doing other chores before an election.
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