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English definition of “the wherewithal”

the wherewithal

noun [S] uk   /ˈweə.wɪ.ðɔːl/ us    /ˈwer.wɪ.ðɑːl/
the money necessary for a particular purpose: I'd like to buy a bigger house, but I don't have the wherewithal. [+ to infinitive] Poor families lack the wherewithal to hire good lawyers.General words for amounts of moneyLarge amounts of moneySmall amounts of money
(Definition of the wherewithal from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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