Hand money

money paid in hand to bind a contract; earnest money.

See also: Hand

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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But I am not going to hand money out of my purse to have experiments tried on me.
She's been dealing with an investigation by Rey (Jordi Villasousa), as well as a blackmail scheme where they were all forced to hand money over to keep their secret safe.
But the court heard she bravely stood up to him and, despite being threatened with a knife, refused to hand money over, telling him "I don't think so."
"The next Labour government will launch the biggest council housebuilding programme in 30 years." A key idea is to hand money from the Right to Buy Scheme back to councils, rather than it going to the Treasury.
"We know there are developers interested in New Ferry even if the Government doesn't hand money over.
A SHOPKEEPER refused to hand money over to two would-be robbers and chased them out of the shop.
"On the one hand money is being spent to incentivise it but on the other tax incentives to buy them in the first place are being taken away."
And he said the Government's offer to hand money and power to regional combined authorities - on condition they agree to be led by a mayor - was an attempt to return to the days when local leaders were able to make a real difference to their communities.
"How could they hand money out monthly to injured people whilst they are uncommitted to providing injured people with health care and medicines?" he questioned.
Even when I do hand money over for an ice cream or pocket money toy, Jesse always manages to drop half of it before she reaches the till.
Maybe it took so long because people don't like to even admit that they are wrong, let alone hand money out.