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cold cash

money immediately available:
They will accept payment in cold cash only.
Origin of cold cash
1920-25 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for cold cash
  • Well, cold cash money doesn't seem to be doing the trick too well either.
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  • And, as when talking about premiums, percentages sound a lot worse than the facts in cold cash.
  • But in those early years, it was timber that paid off in cold cash and timber that foresters were principally concerned with.
  • Global cooling only comes from the cold cash that makes hired liars.
  • The glorification of cold cash over human decency and other human values has demeaned us as people and as a society.
Slang definitions & phrases for cold cash

cold cash

noun phrase

Unmistakably valid money, as distinct from checks, promises, etc; Hard Cash: The place wants payment in cold cash, nothing less

[1884+; fr the notion that definite and inalterable things, like gold and silver coins, are cold and hard]

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 cold cash

cold cash

Also, hard cash. Actual currency (bills and coins); money immediately available, paid at the time of a purchase. For example, Will you lower the price if I pay in cold cash instead of using a credit card? or We have only a limited amount of hard cash—the rest is in accounts receivable. [ First half of 1900s ]
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