The cut from "His Girl friday"

Posted by ESC on December 21, 2003

In Reply to: The cut from "His Girl friday" posted by Shkval on December 21, 2003

: The cut from "His Girl Friday" film (it was made in 1940 & starred Cary Grant):

: - "Well, I can't see how you people can pass up $80,000 for the cause."

: - "For whose cause? If you're so interested in serving a cause, why don't you join the Army?"

: Could you please clarify the meanings of "cause", used three times? What does this cut mean?

Merriam-Webster online:

4 a : a principle or movement militantly defended or supported b : a charitable undertaking. For a good cause.