money in one’s possession; monetary resources.
Informal. to finance; provide funds for:
to bankroll a new play.
But evangelical Christian voters notice them and so do those Jewish contributors who do bankroll Republicans.
Cain’s Palestine Blunder Dan Ephron October 31, 2011
He may have illegally borrowed black music to build his own bankroll.
Did Led Zeppelin Steal ‘Stairway to Heaven’? Ted Gioia May 24, 2014
Yellowbird operatives set up rescue teams to organize and bankroll the escapes of individual protest leaders.
Chen Guangcheng’s Escape From China Recalls Operation Yellowbird’s Heyday Melinda Liu April 30, 2012
He wouldn’t be able to remake that bankroll every time if he wasn’t.
The Ultimate Weapon John Wood Campbell
Also, the bankroll they brings her sends her back to her folks in style.
Faro Nell and Her Friends Alfred Henry Lewis
Of course them doctor sharps raise the long yell about it bein difficult, aimin tharby to bluff you out o your bankroll.
The Sunset Trail Alfred Henry Lewis
I want you to use them as a bankroll when you go to the Casino tonight.
Deathworld Harry Harrison
To get home is not so easy but I remember armored car provided by intelligent corporation for transport of bankroll, so here I am.
The Onslaught from Rigel Fletcher Pratt
Pretty lucky for me they didn’t know I had my bankroll with me last night!
Back Home Irvin S. Cobb
The man behind the bankroll is the basis, in one form or another, of all the chorus-girl conversations.
My Actor-Husband Anonymous
a roll of currency notes
the financial resources of a person, organization, etc
(transitive) (slang) to provide the capital for; finance
“roll of bank notes,” 1887, from bank (n.1) + roll (n.). The verb is attested from 1928. Related: Bankrolled; bankrolling.
To finance; put up the money for, esp for a theatrical production; angel: Whoever bankrolled this turkey will go broke (1920s+)
- Bank shot
Basketball. a shot into the basket, made by rebounding the ball off the backboard. Billiards, Pool. a shot in which the cue ball or object ball is banked. Contemporary Examples Rick Santorum aims for a bank shot: win Wisconsin and collect delegates in Maryland. 5 Things to Watch in Maryland’s Republican Primary Ben Jacobs April […]
- Bank run
bank run The concerted action of depositors who try to withdraw their money from a bank because they fear that the bank will fail. Contemporary Examples The next question is whether this triggers a bank run, with foreign deposits fleeing the country. New Deal for Cyprus, Bank Run to Follow? Megan McArdle March 23, 2013 […]
the slope of the bank of a stream or river. Historical Examples On the bankside in Southwark are the theatres and Paris gardens where are the bear pits. In Doublet and Hose Lucy Foster Madison Goldsmith once set up as a medical practitioner at bankside. Bell’s Cathedrals: Southwark Cathedral George Worley The building was situated […]
- Bank statement
a monthly statement of account mailed by a bank to each of its customers with checking or other accounts, recording the banking transactions and current balance during a period and usually including canceled checks. a statement required to be published periodically by a bank showing its financial status, as assets and liabilities. Historical Examples Of […]