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Bleed

verb; zero derivation
To contribute money to a cause, to give away or lose money.
 
‘Bleed’ is used when referring to spending an amount of money on a cause. Often, party planners will ask attendees to ‘bleed’ to fund the festivities. The term seems to come from the metonymic association of money with blood, in that it is essential to life. Another theory is that when one loses money they are, ‘in the red’ which is also the color of blood. ‘Man, I spent $100 tonight. I bled hard.’
Etymology : zero-derivation of ‘to bleed’ - Old English, ‘bledan’.
Source : Certain party planners.
Last modified: 8 December 2010


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