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See also: smart money

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smart-money (uncountable)

  1. Money paid as a compensation to a person injured.
    • 1749 — Henry Fielding, Tom Jones, Book III ch viii
      The reader may remember that Mr Allworthy gave Tom Jones a little horse, as a kind of smart-money for the punishment which he imagined he had suffered innocently.

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