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cold cash

money immediately available:
They will accept payment in cold cash only.
Origin of cold cash
First recorded in 1920-25 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • If they put this thing over for us, I'll pay for it in cold cash as soon as I get it.

    The Forbidden Trail Honor Willsie
  • "It's a hundred and fifty thousand cold cash—your own value," urged Farwell.

    Desert Conquest

    A. M. Chisholm
  • What will you give me in cold cash to tell you who she is, and where her mother's people are?

    The Harvester Gene Stratton Porter
  • What will you give me in cold cash to tell you who she is, and who her people are?

    The Harvester Gene Stratton Porter
  • "I'll take half a million dollars, in cold cash," said Uncle Jap.

    Bunch Grass Horace Annesley Vachell
  • Pa says the way to get a man is to put down the cold cash before him and let him fasten his eye on it.

    John Marvel, Assistant Thomas Nelson Page
  • I wouldn't cross that rock wall for a hundred thousand dollars in cold cash.

    The Yukon Trail

    William MacLeod Raine
  • If you will pitch that game so Harvard will win, I'll give you a thousand dollars in cold cash.

    Frank Merriwell's Races

    Burt L. Standish
  • A man with a million in cold cash has the right to expect that he will be treated decently in a bank.

    The Brand of Silence Harrington Strong
Slang definitions & phrases for cold cash

cold cash

noun phrase

Unmistakably valid money, as distinct from checks, promises, etc; Hard Cash: The place wants payment in cold cash, nothing less

[1884+; fr the notion that definite and inalterable things, like gold and silver coins, are cold and hard]

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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Idioms and Phrases with cold cash

cold cash

Also,hard cash. Actual currency (bills and coins); money immediately available, paid at the time of a purchase. For example, Will you lower the price if I pay in cold cash instead of using a credit card? or We have only a limited amount of hard cash—the rest is in accounts receivable. [ First half of 1900s ]
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