bully wallet
n. The use of money to wield unfair or unethical influence.
The battle between Gawker and the tech titan Peter Thiel has made him look like a spiteful manipulator with a bully wallet.
—Tom Clynes, “Peter Thiel’s Dropout Army,” The New York Times, June 04, 2016
2006 (earliest)
Beyond the specially designed signs that bear his name over the new tollway plazas, Blagojevich over the last two months has dispensed more than $100 million in grants for various purposes, ranging from bicycle paths and snowmobile trails to park improvements and new ethanol-processing facilities.
—John Chase & David Mendell, “Wielding a bully wallet,” Chicago Tribune, October 30, 2006
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