Definition of cold cash in US English:

cold cash


North American
  • another term for hard cash
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Is The Bulletin paying real cold cash for all these plugs?’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘In some cases, would-be biographers and reporters were bought off with cold cash, which I suppose is not a threat to Free Speech.’
    • ‘The lawyers who engineer these suits, however, take their one-third contingency fees in cold cash.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Nor are these profits ‘notional’: they are payable in cold cash.’
    • ‘And Rae said bureaucrats are also to blame: civil servants shovel the lion's share of support and cold cash to Quebec.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Crude oil prices, natural gas prices, are expected to be sharply higher this winter, meaning more cold cash to stay warm.’
    • ‘Seehafer thinks programs offering a variety of incentives are more effective than cold 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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Jimmy Calderwood, similarly impoverished, will surely not let that happen but cold cash is as much a motivational tool as any managerial extolling.’
    • ‘Sometimes our time is far more valuable than cold cash!’
    • ‘Trigger-happy traders and savvy institutional investors rarely put down cold cash for bonds.’
    • ‘Just because you read about me, doesn't mean that that's translated into hard, 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?’
    • ‘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?’


cold cash

/koʊld kæʃ/