[ kash-in ]

  1. redemption, as of mutual-fund shares.

Origin of cash-in

First recorded in 1935–40; noun use of verb phrase cash in

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How to use cash-in in a sentence

  • I've lined up for a cash-in tree times, an' I'll make it four straight, sure.

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  • "Let's line up fer a cash-in," he exclaimed to Mortimer, making a break down the steps to the lawn.

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British Dictionary definitions for cash in

cash in

  1. (tr) to give (something) in exchange, esp for money

  2. (intr often foll by on) informal

    • to profit (from)

    • to take advantage (of)

  1. (intr) a slang expression for die 1

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Other 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]

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