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.

Examples of hard cash in a Sentence

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“Hard cash.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hard%20cash. Accessed 15 Jun. 2024.

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