cold cash


Definition of cold cash

: money in hand

Examples of cold cash in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web 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, "Column: The government says you can now invest your 401(k) in private equity. Be very afraid," 19 June 2020 The 10 winners of that phase each got $20,000—with no stipulations or earmarks, just cold cash. Sarah Scoles, Wired, "The Search for the Next Big Idea in Magnetic Field Mapping," 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, "‘Would Dad Approve?’ Neil Armstrong’s Heirs Divide Over a Lucrative Legacy," 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,, "In Joining an Up-and-Coming Maple Leafs Squad, John Tavares Gets to Live Out His Dream," 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, "What April's Pisces Horoscope Means for You," 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, "The Messiah Cometh: Hobby Lobby's Museum of the Bible Descends on the Nation's Capital," 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, "A Nobel-Winning Solution to Cyber Security," 14 Oct. 2017 That would have been a bad name, given that most people would think first of cold weather, not cold cash. Dermot Cole, Alaska Dispatch News, "Clinton’s rejection of a nationwide dividend has a lesson for Alaska’s fiscal plight," 17 Sep. 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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24 Jun 2020

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“Cold cash.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 12 Jul. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of cold cash

: money that a person has and can use immediately

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