front money


Definition of front money

: money that is paid in advance for a promised service or product

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Some of the judge’s credit-card debt in 2016 came from fronting money for season baseball tickets, the official said. Peter Nicholas, WSJ, "Disclosures Show Modest Finances for Supreme Court Nominee," 11 July 2018 Photo: Bentham IMF Funders front money for corporate litigation in exchange for a cut of any possible return. Sara Randazzo, WSJ, "The New Hot Law Job: Litigation Finance," 5 July 2018 Relocating 800 or so workers by December would cost the least in up-front money but more in long-term costs. Jeff Mcdonald,, "Seller proposed Ash Street tower as a new City Hall, and Faulconer aides never told the City Council," 28 May 2018 The rest of the up-front money, $16.4 million, is a grant tied to the hotel tax. Pamela Wood,, "Baltimore County Council approves $43M package to aid Towson Row," 18 Dec. 2017

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First Known Use of front money

circa 1928, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of front money was circa 1928

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something desired as essential

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