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Money.‘what you get for your ackers is two CDs’
cash, hard cash, ready moneyView synonyms
- ‘Come on Walter, now we've had to stump up the ackers, lets get our moneys worth out of Thomas and let him prove he is one of Europes finest.’
- ‘If you've promised to send me money for a t-shirt, please get the ackers to me soon.’
1930s (originally used by British troops in Egypt as a name for the piastre): probably an alteration of Arabic fakka small change, coins.
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