But to me, the most emphatic message was delivered by the currency involved in the transaction: cold, hard cash.
But there may be more to 2014's Bible resurgence than cold, hard cash.
The hidden engine behind the state's well-oiled prison machine is cold, hard cash.
He was depicted as the “fence”—or the person taxed with selling all the ill-gotten goods for cold, hard cash.
Twenty thousand in hard cash, the command of a great regiment, and social annihilation—for what?
Well, Dick, you won't take the place; nothing but hard cash.
There is nothing but hard cash that counts in the practical work of enforcing the law.
It must first be realised, it must be turned into hard cash.
I saw that I should have to win her, not by an appeal to sentiment but by hard cash, without caring what sacrifices I made.
The Beaubien had furnished the inspiring idea––and the hard cash.