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English definition of “the wherewithal”

the wherewithal

noun [S]     /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 noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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