politics (in the US) money given directly to a candidate in an election to assist his or her campaign: Compare soft money
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How to use hard money in a sentence
The gold bugs and hard money types hated him because they believed the vast expansion in the money supply would ignite inflation.
Some instructors allegedly told students that they had access to lists of “hard money lenders.”8 Juicy Bits from New York State’s Lawsuit Against Donald Trump | Eliza Shapiro | August 26, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
Most advocates of hard money are simply making a mistake, not putting their interests ahead of the common good.
He's famous for having denounced the housing boom of the 2000s as a bubble and for his ultra-hard-money views.
The hard money party was composed of men for the most part free from debt and ready to pay their way in cash.A short history of Rhode Island | George Washington Greene
In Rhode Island there were but two parties—the hard money party and the paper money party.A short history of Rhode Island | George Washington Greene
I believe the payment of sums in hard money—plain, naked bribery—is rare amongst us.Thoughts on the Present Discontents | Edmund Burke
It was durin' those days when specie was so skurce and high that it was quite a circumstance to get a piece of hard money.Lippincott's Magazine, August, 1885 | Various
We have touched hard-pan prices in this country, and we want to do a hard-pan business with hard money.The Works of Robert G. Ingersoll, Vol. 9 (of 12) | Robert G. Ingersoll