Definition of hard cash
- He wanted hard cash for his watch.
: not easily penetrated : not easily yielding to pressure
: not capable of being spread : very firm
: having a harsh or acid taste
: with great or utmost effort or energy : strenuously
: in a violent manner : fiercely
: to the full extent
: ready money
: money or its equivalent (such as a check) paid for goods or services at the time of purchase or delivery
: being a method of accounting that includes as income only what has been received and as expenses only those paid — compare accrual
: to pay or obtain cash for
: to lead and win a bridge trick with (a card that is the highest remaining card of its suit)
: any of various coins of small value in China and southern India
: a unit of value equivalent to one cash
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