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Difference between Funny money and Serious money

funny money

1. counterfeit money:

  • The police warned storekeepers that some funny money was being passed around town.

2. money obtained from an illegal or questionable source:

  • Is he really there to launder some “funny money” with his partner, Sammy?

3. currency with little value, especially artificially inflated:

  • Selling by speculators caused the stock market to correct. The correction encouraged the authorities to print more funny money.

serious money—(also: serious coin) a considerable sum of money; a lot of money:

  • She has made some serious money and was fairly convincing of the idea that I could do the same.