cold cash

noun
money immediately available: They will accept payment in cold cash only.

Origin:
1920–25

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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 cashthe rest is in accounts receivable. [First half of 1900s]

The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer.
Copyright © 1997. Published by Houghton Mifflin.
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Example sentences
Well, cold cash money doesn't seem to be doing the trick too well either.
But once a video goes viral, making some cold cash depends on quick action.
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.
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