Meaning of “have sth to play with” in the English Dictionary

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"have sth to play with" in British English

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have sth to play with


If you have a particular amount of time or money to play with, that amount is available for you to use:

Having only $800 to play with, they bought a second-hand piano.

(Definition of “have sth to play with” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)