Peggy commits a grievous faux pas when she nervously eyes her purse—with a wad of cash inside—next to the sofa.
A news photo had shown him and his wife, Leslieann, smiling with a mound of cash.
Only a mere $15,000 in cash from the haul was never recovered.
cash is the blood of partisanship, and without it you are in for an endless Night of the Living Dead.
One journalist allegedly received more than £150,000 in cash to pay sources, including public officials, Akers said.
And his peculiarity was that all his transactions in this way were done by cash—bank-notes or gold—instead of by cheque.
However, she's got the cash now—or at least her daughter has, which is the same thing.
He was proud of his calling and counted it high and sacred, though he valued his creations in terms of cash.
There was no large supply of cash to keep this army and its animals in provisions.
"You'll pay me cash, of course," Captain Dove stipulated, as though he had been bargaining about a charter-party.
1590s, "money box;" also "money in hand, coin," from Middle French caisse "money box" (16c.), from Provençal caissa or Italian cassa, from Latin capsa "box" (see case (n.2)); originally the money box, but the secondary sense of the money in it became sole meaning 18c. Cash crop is attested from 1831; cash flow from 1954; the mechanical cash register from 1878.
Like many financial terms in English (bankrupt, etc.), ultimately from Italian. Not related to (but influencing the form of) the colonial British cash "Indian monetary system, Chinese coin, etc.," which is from Tamil kasu, Sanskrit karsha, Sinhalese kasi.
"to convert to cash" (as a check, etc.), 1811, from cash (n.). Related: Cashed; cashing.