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the bank of mum and dad: when parents lend or give their grown-up children money to help them pay for things they need or want but can't afford
The phrase: 'Bank of Mum and Dad', may have originally been coined as a joke but nowadays this monetary notion is much more of a reality.
Submitted from United Kingdom on 06/03/2012 12:50:00
Definition of bank from the Open Dictionary – a public resource hosted by Macmillan English Dictionary Online

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