hard cash

noun

Definition of hard cash

:money that a person has and can use immediately :money in the form of bills and coins rather than checks or credit cards
  • He wanted hard cash for his watch.

Word by Word Definitions

hard play
  1. : not easily penetrated : not easily yielding to pressure

  2. : not capable of being spread : very firm

  3. : having a harsh or acid taste

  1. : with great or utmost effort or energy : strenuously

  2. : in a violent manner : fiercely

  3. : to the full extent

cash play
  1. : ready money

  2. : money or its equivalent (such as a check) paid for goods or services at the time of purchase or delivery

  1. : being a method of accounting that includes as income only what has been received and as expenses only those paid — compare accrual

  1. : to pay or obtain cash for

  2. : to lead and win a bridge trick with (a card that is the highest remaining card of its suit)

  1. : any of various coins of small value in China and southern India

  2. : a unit of value equivalent to one cash


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