/'weəwɪðɔ:l; [US] 'hweər-; `hwɛrwɪð,ɔl/ n the wherewithal [sing] (rhet or joc 修辞或谑) the money needed for sth 为做某事而需要的钱
*I'd like a new stereo, but I haven't got the wherewithal (to buy it). 我倒是想要一套新的立体声音响器材, 可是没这笔钱（买）.
wherewithal 'with which (to buy ...)'
(16-19 centuries), from where + withal]the wherewithal to do sth
the money, skill etc that you need in order to do something
= means Does Cath have the creative wherewithal to make it as a solo act?