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1‘a wallet stuffed with cash’
money, ready cash, ready money, currency, legal tender, hard cash
notes, bank notes
coins, coinage, coin, coin of the realm, change, silver, copper
North American bills
informal dough, bread, loot, the ready, readies, shekels, moolah, wad, boodle, dibs, gelt, ducats, rhino, gravy
British informal dosh, brass, lolly, spondulicks, wonga, ackers
North American informal greenbacks, dinero, simoleons, bucks, jack, mazuma
Australian NZ informal Oscar
informal, dated splosh, green, tin
British dated l.s.d.
North American informal, dated kale, rocks, shinplasters
2‘thousands of hospital beds are closing because of a lack of cash’
finance, resources, funds, money, means, assets, wherewithal, capital, investment capital
1‘the bank cashed her cheque’
exchange, change, convert into cash, convert into money, turn into cash, turn into money, encash, realize, liquidate
honour, pay, accept, take
‘the band is cashing in on merchandising’
take advantage of, turn to one's advantage, exploit
make money from, profit from, do well out of
milk, bleed, suck dry, squeeze, wring
make a killing out of
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