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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Wasatch Front money spends just as well in Cache Valley as in California.
They allegedly paid the jail chief $20,000 in front money while the rest of the amount was to be given later on.
The company can scarcely front money for a new building and patiently wait to be paid back.
The front money, the con men said, was an insurance fee and would be returned along with the prize.
The situation is also ripe to use change orders as a sneaky way to compensate for the early payments, since that front money has already been spent.
Withholding first paychecks--a common corporate practice--can devastate new employees who must front money for extra costs such as work clothing.
But they seemed to like me so they were willing to help me without any front money.
We have worked out the math and ensured that the up- front money is a small sum.