cold cash


money immediately available: They will accept payment in cold cash only.

Nearby words

  1. cold abscess,
  2. cold agglutination,
  3. cold agglutinin,
  4. cold brew,
  5. cold call,
  6. cold cathode,
  7. cold cellar,
  8. cold chisel,
  9. cold color,
  10. cold comfort

Origin of cold cash

First recorded in 1920–25 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Idioms and Phrases with cold cash

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]

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