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$50, or a $50 bill. Origin unclear; the term was allegedly used by both Depression-era hobos and con men. Usually used in a sneaky or devious context.
"So, Pete, did you take that rube for anything?"

"I took him for everthing he had, Mac, which was half a yard."
by Belmo October 03, 2009
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Refers to a fifty dollar bill, as a one hundred dollar bill slang is a "yard"
Can you lend me a half a yard would mean fifty dollars, similarly can you spot me a yard would mean person is requesting a $100.00 loan.
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