up-front

up-front

[uhp-fruhnt] Informal.
adjective Also, upfront.
1.
invested or paid in advance or as beginning capital: an up-front fee of five percent and an additional five percent when the job is done.
2.
honest; candid; straightforward: He's very up-front about discussing his past.
3.
conspicuous or prominent: The company has an up-front position in its industry.
4.
located in the front or forward section: to request up-front seats on a plane.
adverb Also, up front.
5.
as an initial investment, beginning capital, or an advance payment: They'll need a half-million dollars up-front before opening the business.
6.
before other payments, deductions, or returning a profit: Estimated operating expenses will be deducted up-front.
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1965–70

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