Definition of hard cash in US English:

hard cash


  • Negotiable coins and paper money as opposed to other forms of payment.

    • ‘I guess I never treated the credit card as hard cash and therefore I found it easier to justify and carry on spending.’
    • ‘In an uncertain world, many investors look to dividends - payouts in hard cash - to justify their decision to hold shares.’
    • ‘One big reason for keeping good relations with Beijing is hard cash.’
    • ‘This communist regime will do anything to get its hands on hard cash and to maintain its totalitarian rule.’
    • ‘In terms of physical outlay of hard cash however, you are likely to spend a lot more if you own your home, especially in the early years.’
    • ‘Alternatively, instead of parting with hard cash, how about handing over some of your red stuff?’
    • ‘Chrysler would pay off the public's note with the hard cash earned by innovation.’
    • ‘Does having people in the pews outweigh the benefits of more cold, hard cash?’
    • ‘They're worried about the logistics - and especially about how it will translate into hard cash.’
    • ‘As this is a closed currency no hard cash can be taken in or out of the country.’
    • ‘The day when their paymasters would have to pony up hard cash and earnings to fill the growing hole was again postponed.’
    • ‘The full cost of such interventionism must include the workers who are now denied opportunities, as well as hard cash, for their work.’
    • ‘Since then he has shown a remarkable ability to turn just about any raw material he extracts from the earth into hard cash.’
    • ‘Better still, he sold for hard cash some of the assets he had bought for paper.’
    • ‘While the lure of cold, hard cash is definitely driving customers to the site, not everyone is in it for the money.’
    • ‘This will be credited as my investment in the company as opposed to putting in hard cash into Bordier [Bank].’
    • ‘Concentrate on companies that can grow their sales as well converting their sales growth into cold, hard cash.’
    • ‘Most of our financial transactions these days don't even involve hard cash, but are digits in a database.’
    • ‘Black's dealings with Inside Soccer have also opened his eyes further to the other shortfall on the balance sheet, that of hard cash.’
    • ‘Saifee offers the safe custody for their money and in turn gets enough hard cash to take care of his daily turn over needs.’
    cash, ready money
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hard cash

/ˈhärd ˈˌkaSH//ˈhɑrd ˈˌkæʃ/