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hard cash

noun
1.
actual money as distinguished from checks or credit.
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  • Twenty thousand in hard cash, the command of a great regiment, and social annihilation—for what?

    London in the Sixties One of the Old Brigade
  • Well, Dick, you won't take the place; nothing but hard cash.

  • There is nothing but hard cash that counts in the practical work of enforcing the law.

  • It must first be realised, it must be turned into hard cash.

  • I saw that I should have to win her, not by an appeal to sentiment but by hard cash, without caring what sacrifices I made.

    The Memoires of Casanova, Complete Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
  • The Beaubien had furnished the inspiring idea––and the hard cash.

    Carmen Ariza Charles Francis Stocking
British Dictionary definitions for hard cash

hard cash

noun
1.
money or payment in the form of coins or notes rather than cheques or credit
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Idioms and Phrases with hard cash

hard cash

see: cold cash
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