ALIMONY is ...
A contraction of the phrase "all his money."
A form of maintenance by which, if you don't pay in due time, you'll do time.
A husband's cash-surrender value.
A man's transition from a co-starring spot to a supporting role.
A matter of wife and debt.
A pay-as-you-go plan.
A pension that helps take the drudgery out of household duties.
A system like having the TV set on after one has fallen asleep.
A time balm.
A war debt.
A wife's guaranteed annual wage.
A word often spelled "ali-moan-y" by divorced husbands.
An allowance which enables a woman who was unhappily married to be happily unmarried.
An award in court, where a woman says to her divorced husband, "Buy now-pay later."
Bounty from the mutiny.
The payment by one for the mistakes of two.
Giving comfort to the enemy.
Like buying oats for a dead horse.
Matrimony's price of peace.
Paying installments on a car after the wreck.
Taxation without representation.
The fee a woman charges for name-dropping.
The high cost of leaving; the high cost of loving.
The marital version of "Fly now, pay later."
The matrimonial institution's severance pay.
The take from a mistake.
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I just threw some salt over my shoulder for good luck. Ended up smashing a mirror with the salt shaker.