front money


Definition of front money

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

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Recent Examples on the Web If there is no season, they won’t be paid with the exception of up-front money. Bob Nightengale, USA TODAY, "Baseball union chief Tony Clark: 'We would play as long as we possibly could'," 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,, "The Whale restaurant brings downtown luxury to Logan Square. But the food is dreadful.," 31 Oct. 2019 The app, a Silicon Valley startup, fronts money requested to its users before payday. Lily Jackson |, al, "Is this money app targeting Alabama children, young adults on social media?," 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)., "Neymar: What Now for Barcelona & Paris Saint-Germain?," 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, "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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“Front money.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Jul. 2020.

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