on the barrelhead

barrelhead

[bar-uhl-hed]
noun
1.
either of the round, flat sections that form the top and bottom of a barrel.
Idioms
2.
on the barrelhead, in advance or on demand: They won't deliver the merchandise unless we pay cash on the barrelhead.

Origin:
1830–40; barrel + head

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