Definition of cold cash in US English:

cold cash


North American
  • another term for hard cash
    • ‘You have to buy tickets for the food stands and for the rides, but all the games on the Midway take cash, cold cash.’
    • ‘One security expert I talked to said you should think of your laptop sitting on the table as a thousand dollars in cold cash; you wouldn't turn your back on that, would you?’
    • ‘And Rae said bureaucrats are also to blame: civil servants shovel the lion's share of support and cold cash to Quebec.’
    • ‘I get cross about the true meaning of Christmas being forgotten for the sake of cold cash, when I don't actually believe in the true meaning of Christmas.’
    • ‘Because those who are actually going to buy into a championship event like to see ‘value’ for their money, meaning a large field, before they plunk down their cold cash to play.’
    • ‘Just because you read about me, doesn't mean that that's translated into hard, cold cash.’
    • ‘Now can you imagine anything more appalling, more revolting, more ethically compromised than taking cold cash from some corporation to allow them to put their product on your set?’
    • ‘At the moment, this may be the season to be jolly, but countless Americans will be braving the cold overnight for want of cold cash.’
    • ‘Trigger-happy traders and savvy institutional investors rarely put down cold cash for bonds.’
    • ‘Sometimes our time is far more valuable than cold cash!’
    • ‘The lawyers who engineer these suits, however, take their one-third contingency fees in cold cash.’
    • ‘Giving out 20 liters to 30 liters of gasoline in exchange for a bit of cold cash is still okay, because my boss may not notice it.’
    • ‘Jimmy Calderwood, similarly impoverished, will surely not let that happen but cold cash is as much a motivational tool as any managerial extolling.’
    • ‘In some cases, would-be biographers and reporters were bought off with cold cash, which I suppose is not a threat to Free Speech.’
    • ‘Nor are these profits ‘notional’: they are payable in cold cash.’
    • ‘Crude oil prices, natural gas prices, are expected to be sharply higher this winter, meaning more cold cash to stay warm.’
    • ‘A racer can talk about sponsorship all he or she wants, but at the end of a day, that racer wants to come away with cold cash or some products that will reduce the cost of racing.’
    • ‘Seehafer thinks programs offering a variety of incentives are more effective than cold cash.’
    • ‘Is The Bulletin paying real cold cash for all these plugs?’
    • ‘I would be willing to bet hard, cold cash that Tom had written far more ads in the last year - some good, some not so good - than Jack.’


cold cash

/koʊld kæʃ/