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ready money

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noun
  1. money that is in hand or may be obtained quickly or easily; cash.
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Origin of ready money

First recorded in 1870–75
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Related Words for ready money

revenue, backing, money, nut, currency, dough, proceeds, wealth, treasure, earnings, scratch, bread, affluence, store, collateral, finance, lucre, means, capital, kitty

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Historical Examples of ready money

  • Its liabilities were small, it was merely in want of ready-money.

    The Fortune of the Rougons

    Emile Zola

  • The ready-money transactions of the East have always delighted me.

  • I have three thousand a year, and fifteen thousand in ready-money.

  • His care was not so much to inflate the rent-roll as to get in all the ready-money he could.

  • What did he mean by that cowardly, atrocious, ready-money transaction?


British Dictionary definitions for ready money

ready money

ready cash

noun
  1. funds for immediate use; cashAlso called: the ready, the readies
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