cold cash


cold cash
noun
money in the form of cash that is readily available
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his wife was always a good source of ready cash

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he paid cold cash for the TV set

Syn: ↑ready cash, ↑ready money
Hypernyms: ↑cash, ↑hard cash, ↑hard currency

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noun
: cash viewed as readily fluid or expendable, indicative of real value, or assured as gain or income

enough cold cash to close the purchase

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money immediately available: They will accept payment in cold cash only.
[1920-25]

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cold cash,
Informal. ready money, as opposed to credit: »

These firms get their payment in the form of surplus cotton instead of cold cash (Wall Street Journal).

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n. another term for hard cash

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noun [noncount]
: money that a person has and can use immediately

He paid $500 for it in cold cash. [=in cash and not with a check or credit card]

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ˌcold ˈcash [cold cash] (NAmE) (BrE ˌhard ˈcash) noun uncountable
money, especially in the form of coins and notes, that you can spend
See also:hard cash

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • cold cash — ☆ cold cash n. money paid in full at the time of a business transaction …   English World dictionary

  • cold cash — or[hard cash] {n.} Money that is paid at the time of purchase; real money; silver and bills. * /Mr. Jones bought a new car and paid cold cash for it./ * * /Some stores sell things only for cold cash./ Compare: CASH ON THE BARRELHEAD …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • cold cash — or[hard cash] {n.} Money that is paid at the time of purchase; real money; silver and bills. * /Mr. Jones bought a new car and paid cold cash for it./ * * /Some stores sell things only for cold cash./ Compare: CASH ON THE BARRELHEAD …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • cold cash — money immediately available: They will accept payment in cold cash only. [1920 25] * * * …   Universalium

  • cold cash — noun Date: 1925 money in hand …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • cold cash —  Currency, not a check …   American business jargon

  • The Cold Cash War — Dell paperback edition, August 1978. Cover painting by Wayne Barlowe. The Cold Cash War is a 1977 science fiction novel by Robert Asprin. Based on an earlier short story of the same title, it is set in a dystopian future. In this future,… …   Wikipedia

  • cash on the barrelhead — {n. phr.}, {informal} Money paid at once; money paid when something is bought. * /Father paid cash on the barrelhead for a new car./ * /Some lawyers want cash on the barrelhead./ Compare: COLD CASH …   Dictionary of American idioms