cashing in the human-rights card in public or private on the altar of Chinese investments gives free power to Beijing.
Late-night hucksters are cashing in on low ad rates and an anxious public looking for easy answers to their woes.
He has been careful to keep a low profile and has not faced the same accusations of cashing in on his royal connections as Pippa.
While that marked a humiliating first, at least no one caught him cashing his $405 weekly checks.
The so-called U.S. Government has been cashing in on you since the day you were born, somehow.
Malone thought vaguely that the Government ought to make more investments like the one he was cashing in.
Before two months there will be no cashing a bill in all Paris.
I took that merely because it was my only way of cashing a check.
A country school-teacher was cashing her monthly check at the bank.
The evidence of the banker's clerk as to the cashing of the cheque had been already taken, and the magistrate said, 'Thank you.
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.