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cash-in

[kash-in] /ˈkæʃˌɪn/
noun
1.
redemption, as of mutual-fund shares.
Origin
1935-1940
1935-40; noun use of verb phrase cash in

cash1

[kash] /kæʃ/
noun
1.
money in the form of coins or banknotes, especially that issued by a government.
2.
money or an equivalent, as a check, paid at the time of making a purchase.
verb (used with object)
3.
to give or obtain cash for (a check, money order, etc.).
4.
Cards.
  1. to win (a trick) by leading an assured winner.
  2. to lead (an assured winner) in order to win a trick:
    He cashed his ace and led the queen.
Verb phrases
5.
cash in,
  1. to turn in and get cash for (one's chips), as in a gambling casino.
  2. to end or withdraw from a business agreement; convert one's assets into cash.
  3. Slang. to die:
    After her parents cashed in, she lived with her grandmother.
6.
cash in on, to profit from; use to one's advantage:
swindlers who cash in on the credulity of the public.
Idioms
7.
cash in one's chips, Slang. to die.
Origin
1590-1600; apparently back formation from cashier1
Related forms
cashable, adjective
cashability, noun
cashableness, noun
uncashed, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for cash in

cash in

verb (adverb)
1.
(transitive) to give (something) in exchange, esp for money
2.
(informal) (intransitive) often foll by on
  1. to profit (from)
  2. to take advantage (of)
3.
(intransitive) a slang expression for die1

cash1

/kæʃ/
noun
1.
banknotes and coins, esp in hand or readily available; money or ready money
2.
immediate payment, in full or part, for goods or services (esp in the phrase cash down)
3.
(modifier) of, for, or paid by cash a cash transaction
4.
(Canadian) the cash, a checkout counter
verb
5.
(transitive) to obtain or pay ready money for to cash a cheque
See also cash in, cash up
Derived Forms
cashable, adjective
Word Origin
C16: from Old Italian cassa money box, from Latin capsacase²

cash2

/kæʃ/
noun (pl) cash
1.
any of various Chinese, Indonesian, or Indian coins of low value
Word Origin
C16: from Portuguese caixa, from Tamil kāsu, from Sanskrit karsa weight of gold or silver

Cash

/kæʃ/
noun
1.
Johnny. 1932–2003, US country-and-western singer, guitarist, and songwriter. His recordings include the hits "I Walk the Line" (1956), "Ring of Fire" (1963), "A Boy named Sue" (1969), and the American Recordings series of albums (1994–2003)
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Word Origin and History for cash in
cash
1593, from M.Fr. caisse "money box," from Prov. caissa, It. cassa, from L. capsa "box" (see case (2)); originally the money box, but the secondary sense of the money in it became sole meaning 18c. Verb meaning "to convert to cash" (as a check, etc.) is first attested 1811. Like most financial terms in Eng., ultimately from It. (cf. bankrupt, etc.). Not related to (but influencing the form of) the colonial British cash "Indian monetary system, Chinese coin, etc.," which is from Tamil kasu, Skt. karsha, Sinhalese kasi. Cash crop is attested from 1869; cash flow from 1954.
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Slang definitions & phrases for cash in

cash

Related Terms

cold cash


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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Idioms and Phrases with cash in
.
Settle an account, close a matter, quit, as in I'm simply going to cash in and leave, or The countries of the former Soviet Union have cashed in. [ Late 1800s ]
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Profit handsomely, as in When the stock price went up, we really cashed in. This phrase often is extended to cash in on, meaning to take advantage of. [ Early 1900s ]
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Also, cash in one's chips. Die, as in If this new treatment fails, Bob may be cashing in his chips before long. This usage was a transfer from quitting a poker game. [ ; late 1800s ]
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