Definition of smart money in English:

smart money


  • 1[mass noun] Money bet or invested by people with expert knowledge.

    ‘the smart money in entertainment is invested in copyright’
    • ‘Get money from wherever you can, but go for smart money from people who can introduce you to other people.’
    • ‘So it decided to move itself where the smart money was and ascended very firmly up-market.’
    • ‘The thing about what you were talking about, Carrie, I think is very apt, because the stocks had a huge year actually, last year, and a big year up to the hurricanes and then smart money, the hot money sold out.’
    • ‘So although investors aren't getting carried away, the smart money is seeking to pick targets for predators, and place itself for a fresh round of consolidation.’
    • ‘‘This is why smart money remains fully invested even in bad markets,’ said one investment manager.’
    • ‘So maybe there is truth in the old maxim - once the Herald starts to rave about a sector of the economy to invest in, the smart money is already selling down.’
    • ‘But Web-based start-ups thrive not on easy money but on smart money.’
    • ‘The smart money is always invested in you, the leader.’
    • ‘Couple this with all of the other problems with the issue where that slight wind we mentioned could surface at any time to blow it away and you realize why any smart money investors would stay as far away as possible from that fund.’
    • ‘There is what we call smart money and obnoxious money.’
    • ‘That strategy provides a management lesson in how to get smart money from angels who can help guide and groom a company for venture funding and crucial Internet partnerships down the road.’
    • ‘If you have cash in this account, then the smart money should be on the move.’
    • ‘The power of the internet may often be so shrouded in fiscal bull that its real purpose remains unclear, but the smart money has got the message and is embracing the big picture.’
    • ‘If you're looking for a wager, the smart money will go with Oakland.’
    • ‘Former England defender Stuart Pearce and Wigan's manager Paul Jewell are two names where smart money is being invested at the moment.’
    • ‘So the smart money would be on an IPO sooner rather than later.’
    • ‘Thus began the proverbial race to the bottom, because the more ethical a fund's management was, the less attractive the fund became to smart money.’
    • ‘And this year the smart money is on the fuel cell.’
    • ‘First, money was much easier for him to raise: the smart money, particularly establishment business money, flowed toward Friendt.’
    • ‘Along similar lines was a suggestion that the smart money is going into Tasmanian beach-front property, but of course, we don't want to follow the smart money, we want to follow the stupid money.’
    1. 1.1Knowledgeable people collectively.
      ‘the smart money in music programming is abandoning pop’
      • ‘I don't know whether bookies are offering odds on England's World Cup excuses but, unless there's another refereeing outrage, the smart money would have to be on Rooney's foot.’
      • ‘This is where the smart money goes for gentle breaks savoured over sublime afternoon latte and delicate cakes.’
      • ‘So the smart money is on The Sun, which is suffering an unaccustomed bout of indecision as to whom to support.’
      • ‘Following the global success of his debut work, the smart money would have been on Burke taking another theatrical pop at multinational capitalism.’
      • ‘After six months of evidence, the smart money is now on an acquittal on the charges of child molestation, though he may be found guilty of the lesser charge of plying a minor with alcohol.’
      • ‘And as I've already indicated, I believe the smart money is on Judge McConnell;’
      • ‘Well both men are waiting in the wings so, quickly, who is the smart money on?’
      • ‘Plus it's going to be a fix anyway and the smart money is on the draw, as the bookies are probably the only ones who really care about the fight.’
      • ‘With his poetry career just off the blocks, the smart money isn't betting against a future embarkation into novel writing, or even a dance spectacular.’
      • ‘They're hushing it up, but the smart money is on Hogan's ribs being broken.’
      • ‘And the smart money is definitely on just that in Beijing, 2008.’
      • ‘City went close again before the break and the smart money was on them winning it in the second half.’
      • ‘Here in Britain, the smart money continues to be on a general election some time in May.’
      • ‘More than a few Scots are represented in the 2004 squad, and the smart money suggests that several will be brandishing gold medals and being lauded in the Scottish Parliament next month.’
      • ‘Having entered an impressive number of top 10 lists in 2000 for his debut, the smart money is now on the director repeating the trick with his latest.’
      • ‘The seedings, and the smart money, favours an all-Williams final.’
      • ‘‘The smart money is that Bermuda will have casinos within five years,’ Frommer's says.’
      • ‘Though the smart money is on the islanders to go up, Lochcarron have surprised many because of the strength of the challenge they have sustained despite the paucity of their resources.’
      • ‘We won't, until it's too late, find out the prognosis for tariffs or ecology or human rights, but the smart money says most of last week's marchers won't be cheering when they do.’
      • ‘The last time the Europeans won the singles was in 1995, at Oak Hill, so the smart money will continue to be on the Americans retaining the cup they won so controversially at Brookline in 1999.’
      • ‘The government is expected on Tuesday to limit the number of huge gambling complexes - and the smart money is on just one in the north west.’


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