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The budget for 1842 was produced under depressing circumstances.

The budget of the session of 1882 was presented by Mr. Gladstone April 24th.

The budget of the government introduced January 17th was unpopular.

But their budget of news was fairly prodigious, alike in range and quantity.

He had done enough, he said: "Let the man trudge it who has lost his budget!"

She was a wonderful manager, our budget was carefully worked out.

She used to complete her budget of information on getting back to her window.

No budget that does not cover all government expenditure is worth enactment.

They figure in the budget, and are formidable on the hustings.

The budget for the first year was estimated at about $5,000.

WORD ORIGIN

early 15c., "leather pouch," from Middle French bougette, diminutive of Old French bouge "leather bag, wallet, pouch," from Latin bulga "leather bag," of Gaulish origin (cf. Old Irish bolg "bag," Breton bolc'h "flax pod"), from PIE *bhelgh- (see belly (n.)). Modern financial meaning (1733) is from notion of treasury minister keeping his fiscal plans in a wallet. Another 18c. transferred sense was "bundle of news," hence the use of the word as the title of some newspapers.

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