Definition of Monopoly money in English:

Monopoly money

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noun

[mass noun] informal
  • Money regarded as having no real existence or value: the Monopoly money we’d won playing Internet stocks while dot-com fever swept the nation
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    • You'd think they would have blown some tax dollars doing some kind of marketing blitz warning the American public that this Monopoly money is real…
    • To be fair, they did point out that the business school was built with dodgy arms-deal money, or Monopoly money, or something.
    • I want to remind those who want to spend Monopoly money on horses that the value of their investments can go down as well as up.

Origin

from the imitation money used in the game of Monopoly (see monopoly ( sense 2)).

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