cold cash


Definition of cold cash

: money in hand

Examples of cold cash in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web CoStar is sticking with cold cash and gifts that celebrate the high life. Konrad Putzier, WSJ, 2 May 2021 Private equity firms have wriggled their way into the inner circles of the Republican Party and the Trump administration through liberal applications of cold cash and influence. Michael Hiltzik, Los Angeles Times, 19 June 2020 The 10 winners of that phase each got $20,000—with no stipulations or earmarks, just cold cash. Sarah Scoles, Wired, 31 Mar. 2020 One court filing in the case, by a lawyer arguing for a greater share for the grandchildren, discussed the uneasy equation between familial relations — even love — and cold cash. Scott Shane, New York Times, 27 July 2019 Representatives from the Bruins, Lightning, Sharks and Stars each made pilgrimages too, attempting to sell Tavares on sunshine or cold cash, immediate hopes or future plans, this or that. Alex Prewitt,, 2 July 2018 Life is multidimensional, and most experiences exist in both physical and abstract realms — but hard, cold cash is steeped in the terrestrial domain. Aliza Kelly Faragher, Allure, 29 Mar. 2018 And the Greens and their museum have been most active there, supporting a larger religious nationalist endeavor with warm bodies and cold cash. Nina Burleigh, Newsweek, 7 Apr. 2016 Meanwhile, class action suits are coming fast—and, unlike earlier breaches, Equifax will likely have to pay cold cash money. Robert Hackett, Fortune, 14 Oct. 2017

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First Known Use of cold cash

1925, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of cold cash was in 1925

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8 May 2021

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“Cold cash.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Jun. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of cold cash

: money that a person has and can use immediately


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