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cash, hard cash, ready moneyView synonyms
- ‘Will I actually fork out the spondulicks and righten the karmic balance?’
- ‘Feel free to donate some spondulix to them - I did, and lord knows, money's pretty tight right now.’
- ‘I wasn't ultra-rich at the time, but he's always been good about it before, so I spotted him a few spondulicks.’
- ‘It is not lost on O'Neill that he has made the most of whatever spondulicks he has been given to invest in players, but he recognises this as a double-edged sword.’
- ‘Anyway, I haven't got the spondulicks at my disposal to be able to afford the extensive dental procedures that he is undergoing at the moment.’
- ‘Age is immaterial, however, if he comes up trumps and allows me spondulicks.’
- ‘The latest plot in extracting as much spondulicks as possible in this conspiratorial dental centre is to say, oh you need to see the hygienist to get your teeth cleaned.’
Mid 19th century: of unknown origin.
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