- money that is in hand or may be obtained quickly or easily; cash.
Origin of ready money
First recorded in 1870–75
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Examples from the Web for ready money
Its liabilities were small, it was merely in want of ready-money.The Fortune of the Rougons
The ready-money transactions of the East have always delighted me.Tales of Secret Egypt
I have three thousand a year, and fifteen thousand in ready-money.Court Beauties of Old Whitehall
W. R. H. Trowbridge
His care was not so much to inflate the rent-roll as to get in all the ready-money he could.The Weird Sisters, Volume I (of 3)
What did he mean by that cowardly, atrocious, ready-money transaction?
- funds for immediate use; cashAlso called: the ready, the readies