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ready money

money that is in hand or may be obtained quickly or easily; cash.
Origin of ready money
1870-75 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • What I vote that we three do at once is, to take plenty of ready-money, and enter the Austrian service.

    Coningsby Benjamin Disraeli
  • Its liabilities were small, it was merely in want of ready-money.

  • They call me ready-money Stephen, round among the ship-chandlers and caulkers.

    Jack Tier or The Florida Reef James Fenimore Cooper
  • The ready-money transactions of the East have always delighted me.

  • The ready-money transactions had not lasted long through the night.

    The Way We Live Now Anthony Trollope
  • I have three thousand a year, and fifteen thousand in ready-money.

    Court Beauties of Old Whitehall W. R. H. Trowbridge
  • Arrived at the foot of the rock, we passed through the archway on to ready-money Cove.

    Dead Man's Rock Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
  • His care was not so much to inflate the rent-roll as to get in all the ready-money he could.

  • ready-money Jack told his story in a straightforward independent way, nothing daunted by the presence in which he found himself.

    Bracebridge Hall Washington Irving
  • And yet his work, as we see, is never behindhand; above all, the fruit of his work: ready-money.

    The French Revolution Thomas Carlyle
British Dictionary definitions for ready-money

ready money

funds for immediate use; cash Also called the ready, the readies
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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