funny money Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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funny moneynoun [U]

uk   us   informal MONEY
money whose ​value has been artificially ​increased, or ​money that is not ​worth as much as it appears to be: The ​banks have used funny ​moneygenerated by ​creativeaccountancy to ​deal with vast ​amounts of ​publicdebt. Stock ​options were seen as funny ​money, ​enabling you to promise vast ​compensation to your ​employees without it hurting your ​bottomline.
money that is not ​real, for ​example because it has been ​illegallyprinted or ​created for a ​game: Advances in ​computertechnology are being used by ​criminals to make funny ​money. Guests are given $50 in funny ​money to ​bet with.
a ​price or ​amount of ​money that is so large that it seems completely ​unreasonable: He ​agreed to ​sell the ​land, but he was ​asking funny ​money for it.
(Definition of funny money from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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