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The meaning of "ring fencing"

" Ring fencing "
Earmarking funds to guarantee a specific project can go ahead.
The government is making major cuts in spending, but at least the hospital will stay open - medical funding is ring-fenced.
Where did it originate?:
Britain, early 20th century.
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