"loose change"

Posted by ESC on September 04, 2001

In Reply to: What is the meaning of the idiom "loose change"? posted by Svetlana Janicijevic on September 04, 2001

: Hello,
: do you maybe know the meaning of the idiom "loose change"? If yes, please send it to me.
: Thanks,
: Svetlana

"Loose change" means a small amount of money. A man keeps his "folding money," dollar bills, etc., in his wallet. When he buys something -- for example a 80 cent item -- and pays with a dollar bill, he gets back change. He just sticks those coins in his pocket. Loose change.