beer money

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beer money (uncountable)

  1. Some extra money not needed for essential payments, which is available for spending on luxuries, hobbies, or simply going out for a beer.
    September 1 2007, Working knowledge, by Hazel Davis, in The Guardian
    • Greenwood sees his part-time work as more than just beer money though. "It's also a year of groundwork," he says.