smart money

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n smart money people who are highly experienced or who have inside information "the smart money said Truman would lose the election"
    • n smart money (law) compensation in excess of actual damages (a form of punishment awarded in cases of malicious or willful misconduct)
    • n smart money money bet or invested by experienced gamblers or investors (especially if they have inside information)
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Smart money (Mil) Money paid by a person to buy himself off from some unpleasant engagement or some painful situation
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Usage

In literature:

The wall-faced gunner accepted the money without any sign of repressed emotion, and saluted smartly.
"Pushed and the Return Push" by George Herbert Fosdike Nichols, (AKA Quex)
Ida's smart and pretty, and she'll have a heap of money some day.
"Gulmore, The Boss" by Frank Harris
But I don't see why Mr. Hardman told me Swift & Smart would give me the money.
"At the Little Brown House" by Ruth Alberta Brown
I make a right smart little money in pecans as it is.
"Northern Nut Growers Association Report of the Proceedings at the Fifth Annual Meeting" by Various
The certificate from a captain and surgeon, by which only the smart-money is obtainable.
"The Sailor's Word-Book" by William Henry Smyth
He thought it was smart to hold out the money on you.
"Mountain Blood" by Joseph Hergesheimer
They made the money that I wasn't smart enough to get hold of.
"The Art of Disappearing" by John Talbot Smith
If he's smart I make money that way too.
"Ben, the Luggage Boy;" by Horatio Alger
They're a good sort, with lots of money, an' are more'n smart.
"Rose O'Paradise" by Grace Miller White
Charles was a smart lad, but the divil has him by the neck, and to give money is to give him drink.
"Money Magic" by Hamlin Garland
He'd done well out in Nebrasky, an' he give me right smart o' money when he left.
"Stories of the Foot-hills" by Margaret Collier Graham
His father paid smart money for it.
"Landolin" by Berthold Auerbach
He infinitely preferred to make Copley smart and put money in his own pocket at the same time.
"Hard Pressed" by Fred M. White
Dat's er right smart heap o' money, 'deed et is!
"The Valiants of Virginia" by Hallie Erminie Rives
The ship's no sailed, and I've the smart-money in my pocket.
"Wilson's Tales of the Borders and of Scotland" by Various
In Naples, are there not a hundred ways of making money for a smart lad like me?
"The Parent's Assistant" by Maria Edgeworth
I gif you a chance for the little money because I'm smart; some other feller let you haf it all because he issn't.
"The Best Policy" by Elliott Flower
He is one of these Eastern money fellows, and they are all smart men.
"Get-Rich-Quick Wallingford" by George Randolph Chester
That'll be two hundred pounds, which is a right smart amount of money.
"The Pike's Peak Rush" by Edwin L. Sabin
Eddie was allus mighty smart in thinkin' up schemes for me to make money.
"The Corner House Girls Under Canvas" by Grace Brooks Hill
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In news:

Helping Kids Make Smart Money Choices.
Extension was smart money .
Opportunistic Situations Drive Smart Money .
Looking for the smart money .
" You'll hear comments how the " smart money " is going into certain stocks or market sectors.
Mastercard Adopts ' Smart Money ' Label.
Smart Money explains why Michigan, and Traverse City in particular, is the place to scope for retirement.
Smart money bets against the apocalypse.
To get students thinking about finances, Northeastern Junior College held a " Smart Money Week" this week, with a variety of guest speakers.
The smart money 's on green.
Smart money moves you can make now.
Smart Money Saving Tips You Need to Know.
What's the smart money thinking about your real estate.
MasterCard Bets on ' Smart Money '.
The smart money 's on Bill Haslam for governor, but not because he's got all the answers.
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In science:

How smart is smart money? a two-sided matching model of venture capital.
Social Networks and Stable Matchings in the Job Market
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