One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
(of payment) without delay.‘I gotta be paid cash on the barrel’
- ‘So Moron gets the bright idea that instead of taking out a loan from Venezuela, we will pay cash on the barrel but ask for a reduction in the price.’
- ‘Why not just hand out talking points to these guys instead of cash on the barrel?’
- ‘Adam knew his father always liked to pay up front for his purchases, always called it ‘cash on the barrel.’’
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