a wad/bundle/stack/pile of cash

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HolyUnicorn

Senior Member
Mandarin / the Shanghai Dialect
Hello:

"Yeah. You know, it was a busy club. Really, really full, a good couple of thousand people in there. And I guess people were doing whatever they were doing and they would drop big wads of cash."



From ELLLO Views #1350 In the Club


Why does the speak use "wad" here? What is the difference between a wad of cash and a stack/pile/bundle of cash?
 
  • lingobingo

    Senior Member
    English - England
    “A wad of cash” also has the nuance of implying ill-gotten gains — money made from some illicit activity.
     
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