- money immediately available: They will accept payment in cold cash only.
Origin of cold cash
Idioms and Phrases with 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]