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Mad Money

What Does "Mad Money" Mean?

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"Mad money" is an English idiom. It means "a small amount of money carried for emergencies or spontaneous decisions."

Examples in Sentences

Here are three examples of the idiom "mad money" used in a sentence:
  • She always keeps some mad money in her purse just in case.
  • Before going out, my mom would remind me to have some mad money.
  • He used his mad money to buy a surprise gift for her.
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What Is an Idiom?

An idiom is a commonly used expression whose meaning does not relate to the literal meaning of its words. In other words, if you were to translate "Mad Money" word for word, there is no guarantee the translation would help you to understand the meaning.

An idiom often includes a cultural or historical context that makes it difficult for non-native English speakers to understand. A phrase is classified as an idiom when a direct translation of the words does not reveal the meaning. Most idioms rely on shared knowledge or experiences known only to a specific community.

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