hard cash


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hard cash

n
1. (Banking & Finance) money or payment in the form of coins or notes rather than cheques or credit
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.hard cash - money in the form of bills or coinshard cash - money in the form of bills or coins; "there is a desperate shortage of hard cash"
currency - the metal or paper medium of exchange that is presently used
change - money received in return for its equivalent in a larger denomination or a different currency; "he got change for a twenty and used it to pay the taxi driver"
change - the balance of money received when the amount you tender is greater than the amount due; "I paid with a twenty and pocketed the change"
chickenfeed, chump change, small change - a trifling sum of money
pin money, pocket money, spending money - cash for day-to-day spending on incidental expenses
cold cash, ready cash, ready money - money in the form of cash that is readily available; "his wife was always a good source of ready cash"; "he paid cold cash for the TV set"
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We had one or two high, influential friends there, and many others humble but valuable because bought for good hard cash.
He required hard cash in return for some corn with which he supplied the worthy captain, and left the latter at a loss which most to admire, his native chivalry as a brave, or his acquired adroitness as a trader.
One would bargain for peace against hard cash if these fellows weren't always ready to snatch at one's very soul with the other hand.
On this twenty-fifth of March, it was John Willet's pride annually to settle, in hard cash, his account with a certain vintner and distiller in the city of London; to give into whose hands a canvas bag containing its exact amount, and not a penny more or less, was the end and object of a journey for Joe, so surely as the year and day came round.
Talents and accomplishments that can't be turned into money, let Count Dirlos have them; but when such gifts fall to one that has hard cash, I wish my condition of life was as becoming as they are.
It was never offered to us--so much liberty for so much hard cash.
It was perfectly true that I could not afford to go on with my rooms at a fancy price and that I had already devoted to my undertaking almost all the hard cash I had set apart for it.
Fred felt sure that he should have a present from his uncle, that he should have a run of luck, that by dint of "swapping" he should gradually metamorphose a horse worth forty pounds into a horse that would fetch a hundred at any moment--"judgment" being always equivalent to an unspecified sum in hard cash.
It was a sight to see the professionals bowling like demons for the hard cash, for whenever a stump was hit a pound was tossed to the bowler and another balanced in its stead, while one man took #3 with a ball that spreadeagled the wicket.
And Raffles had no banker; it was quite impossible for him to explain, across any single counter, the large sums of hard cash which did sometimes fall into his hands; and it might well be that he had nursed my small account in view of the very quandary which had now arisen.
Make them pay up in hard cash across the counter of the Bank of England.
He said: "We have seen the practical benefits in hard cash terms, the Liverpool you see today would not be the same without European support - it brought us back from the dark days.