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cash in on

Definition of cash in on

  1. :  to take advantage of (something) in order to make money <The magazine is planning to cash in on the hype surrounding the celebrity's wedding by publishing exclusive photos of the ceremony.> <Carpenters cashed in on the construction boom.>



Word by Word Definitions

cashplay
  1. :  ready money

    :  money or its equivalent (as a check) paid for goods or services at the time of purchase or delivery

  1. :  being a method of accounting that includes as income only what has been received and as expenses only those paid — compare accrual

  1. :  to pay or obtain cash for

    :  to lead and win a bridge trick with (a card that is the highest remaining card of its suit)

  1. :  any of various coins of small value in China and southern India

    :  a Chinese coin with a square hole in the center

    :  a unit of value equivalent to one cash


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