adjective Also upfront .
adverb Also up front .
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Origin of up-front
Example sentences from the Web for up-front
All of that required an upfront investment from Nataly and me.
At its upfront presentation in May, CEO Mike Hopkins said Hulu plans to triple its investment in original content.Hulu’s Very Funny ‘Hotwives of Orlando’ Takes on Netflix|Kevin Fallon|July 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Yes, the upfront cost might be higher than the old-fashioned bulbs.The Chicken Littles Are Wrong: Environmental Regulations Always Spur Innovation|Daniel Gross|June 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Homeowners may want them on their roofs—but not for $30,000 upfront.Solar Panels Now Being Offered as a Prebuilt Feature in California|Daniel Gross|May 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Since regular, old-fashioned incandescent ones cost about 75 cents each, there is a huge differential in the upfront cost.Why You Should Give LED Light Bulbs for Christmas. Seriously.|Daniel Gross|December 4, 2013|DAILY BEAST
British Dictionary definitions for up-front
Idioms and Phrases with up-front
In the forward section, as of an airplane or theater. For example, We'd like two seats as far up front as possible. [First half of 1900s]
Paid in advance, as in We need at least half of the money for the production up front. [Colloquial; c. 1930]
Candid, direct, as in Now tell me straight up front what you think of this outfit. [Second half of 1900s]