- redemption, as of mutual-fund shares.
Origin of cash-in
- money in the form of coins or banknotes, especially that issued by a government.
- money or an equivalent, as a check, paid at the time of making a purchase.
- to give or obtain cash for (a check, money order, etc.).
- to win (a trick) by leading an assured winner.
- to lead (an assured winner) in order to win a trick: He cashed his ace and led the queen.
- cash in,
- to turn in and get cash for (one's chips), as in a gambling casino.
- to end or withdraw from a business agreement; convert one's assets into cash.
- Slang.to die: After her parents cashed in, she lived with her grandmother.
- cash in on, to profit from; use to one's advantage: swindlers who cash in on the credulity of the public.
- cash in one's chips, Slang. to die.
Origin of cash1
- (tr) to give (something) in exchange, esp for money
- (intr often foll by on) informal
- to profit (from)
- to take advantage (of)
- (intr) a slang expression for die 1
- banknotes and coins, esp in hand or readily available; money or ready money
- immediate payment, in full or part, for goods or services (esp in the phrase cash down)
- (modifier) of, for, or paid by casha cash transaction
- the cash Canadian a checkout counter
- (tr) to obtain or pay ready money forto cash a cheque
- any of various Chinese, Indonesian, or Indian coins of low value
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Word Origin and History for cash in
"to convert to cash" (as a check, etc.), 1811, from cash (n.). Related: Cashed; cashing.
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.
Idioms and Phrases with cash in
Settle an account, close a matter, quit, as in I'm simply going to cash in and leave, or The countries of the former Soviet Union have cashed in. [Late 1800s]
Profit handsomely, as in When the stock price went up, we really cashed in. This phrase often is extended to cash in on, meaning to take advantage of. [Early 1900s]
Also, cash in one's chips. Die, as in If this new treatment fails, Bob may be cashing in his chips before long. This usage was a transfer from quitting a poker game. [Slang; late 1800s]
In addition to the idioms beginning with cash
- cash cow
- cash in
- cash on the barrelhead
- cold cash