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And for many loyal Labour Party supporters this weekend their ‘Whammy Burger’ moment arose at around 11am on Sunday when they were tapped up for £20 via an email which addressed them: Dear Firstname. It’s a small thing, but then it’s a whopping thing too.

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In this context it is a slang phrase meaning asking for money.

Usually, a cheeky request for a comparatively small amount of money, the donation of which gives no obvious benefit to the donor.

(Entry 2.1 from this OED definition)

It is British slang, I'm not sure if it is used in other parts of the world.

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