front money


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front money

n. money paid in advance; earnest money. I put up a lot of front money and have nothing to show for it.
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The construction boom has compounded problems for subcontractors who often front money for jobs that remains unpaid by fly-by-night general contractors difficult to track.
SANTA CLARITA - In the San Gabriel Valley, four public water agencies agreed to front money to install expensive treatments to rid three area wells of perchlorate contamination and pay for their operation.
Some ask victims to front money for products or more detailed instructions.
come to the table with large chunks of up front money to buy retail
According to PROTEC, the project could be organized in such a way as to minimize the amount of front money to be invested by limiting operations at the outset to carrying out the following phases of the program within a budget of $143,880: bulk sampling, transport to the test plant, processing of an initial lot of 100,000 metric tons, disposal of tailings, smelting and refining.
Some Stephens people were in South Carolina several weeks ago to do a deal with the state and apparently were told by a legislator that some front money might help their cause.
recommended keeping all of the town's options open, especially since the cash-strapped town would not have to front money if it works in conjunction with the DCR and FEMA.
The collaboration agreement has the usual terms and conditions for payments to FASgen for joint research development work, front money, milestones and royalties.
Drummey were in the funeral procession for her mother, who died from an apparent drug overdose - and asked whether the informant "would be able to take care of her," meaning front money for Ms.
For more information on refinancing a home with little or no up- front money at closing, call Countrywide's Consumer Lending Division at 800-669-5850.