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Posted by Bob on April 16, 2004

In Reply to: Phrase posted by Kathy on April 16, 2004

: Where does the phrase 'Taking money from the kitty' come from?

The dictionary definition(s) of kitty involve a pot of money for a specific purpose that multiple people contributed. In cards, the ante.

If you and your friends each chip in some money for a birthday gift, it would be unseemly to take some out for another purpose.

  • Phrase James Briggs 16/April/04