front money


Definition of front money

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

Examples of front money in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The circus’s investors, who were supposed to front money for room and board, stopped answering their phones. Nina Strochlic, National Geographic, 27 July 2020 If there is no season, they won’t be paid with the exception of up-front money. Bob Nightengale, USA TODAY, 28 Mar. 2020 Whales typically have a budget (front money or a credit line) ranging anywhere from $1M to $20M and in a weekend could easily be up or down millions. Nick Kindelsperger,, 31 Oct. 2019 The app, a Silicon Valley startup, fronts money requested to its users before payday. Lily Jackson |, al, 29 Sep. 2019 This includes: negotiating with Barcelona only, accepting a salary reduction and even the possibility of Neymar fronting money himself to pay off PSG to move (something which was also mooted as deadline day approached on Monday)., 4 Sep. 2019 Some of the judge’s credit-card debt in 2016 came from fronting money for season baseball tickets, the official said. Peter Nicholas, WSJ, 11 July 2018 Photo: Bentham IMF Funders front money for corporate litigation in exchange for a cut of any possible return. Sara Randazzo, WSJ, 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,, 28 May 2018

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First Known Use of front money

circa 1928, in the meaning defined above

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“Front money.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Jun. 2021.

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