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cash-in

[ kash-in ]
/ ˈkæʃˌɪn /
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noun
redemption, as of mutual-fund shares.
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Origin of cash-in

First recorded in 1935–40; noun use of verb phrase cash in
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British Dictionary definitions for cash-in

cash in

verb (adverb)
(tr) to give (something) in exchange, esp for money
(intr often foll by on) informal
  1. to profit (from)
  2. to take advantage (of)
(intr) a slang expression for die 1
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Other Idioms and Phrases with cash-in

cash in

1

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]

2

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]

3

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]

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