soft money

soft money
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soft′ mon′ey n.
money contributed to a political candidate or party that is not subject to federal regulations

From formal English to slang. 2014.

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  • Soft money — Soft Soft (s[o^]ft; 115), a. [Compar. {Softer} (s[o^]ft [ e]r); superl. {Softest}.] [OE. softe, AS. s[=o]fte, properly adv. of s[=e]fte, adj.; akin to OS. s[=a]fto, adv., D. zacht, OHG. samfto, adv., semfti, adj., G. sanft, LG. sacht; of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • soft money — money contributed to a political candidate or party that is not subject to federal regulations. * * * In the U.S., paper money as contrasted with coins, or hard money; also, unregulated monetary donations to political parties or candidates. In… …   Universalium

  • soft money — n. money given as a donation to a political party but not designated for a particular candidate …   English World dictionary

  • soft money — n. easy money; money obtained without much effort. □ Don’t become dependent on soft money. □ There’s not even very much soft money around now …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • Soft Money — 1. The one time funding from governments and organizations for a project or special purpose. 2. Paper currency, as opposed to gold, silver, or some other coined metal. A good example of soft money is the campaign funding that politicians get… …   Investment dictionary

  • Soft Money (album) — Infobox Album Name = Soft Money Type = Album Longtype = Artist = Jel Released = February 28, 2006 Recorded = Genre = Hip hop Length = 40:16 Label = anticon. Producer = Jel Reviews = * Allmusic Rating|4|5 [http://allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg… …   Wikipedia

  • Soft Money (film) — Infobox Film name = Soft Money image size = caption = director = Vincent P. Bryan Hal Roach producer = Hal Roach writer = H.M. Walker narrator = starring = Harold Lloyd music = cinematography = Walter Lundin editing = distributor = released = 28… …   Wikipedia

  • soft money — /ˈsɒft mʌni/ (say soft munee) noun non recurrent funds obtained for the support of a particular project, not part of the regular institutional budget …  

  • Soft Money — VP Grant or contract money that is not guaranteed from year to year …   Audio and video glossary

  • soft money — noun political contributions made in such a way as to avoid the United States regulations for federal election campaigns (as by contributions to a political action committee) • Hypernyms: ↑political contribution, ↑political donation * * * noun… …   Useful english dictionary

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