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English definition of “money for old rope”

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money for old rope

( also money for jam) UK
money you get for doing something very easy: Babysitting is money for old rope if the children don't wake up.
Translations of “money for old rope”
in Chinese (Traditional) 容易賺的錢…
in Chinese (Simplified) 容易赚的钱…
(Definition of money for old rope from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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