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cold, hard cash

Dollar bills and coins, as opposed to checks or credit. The deal won't go through unless we pay him in cold, hard cash.
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cold, hard cash

cash, not checks or credit. I want to be paid in cold, hard cash, and I want to be paid now! Pay me now! Cash on the barrelhead—cold, hard cash.
See also: cash, hard
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In addition to the prestige of the award and the obvious benefit of cold hard cash to the command, the ship earned the right to fly the SECNAV Energy Flag for the next year.
But perhaps you should up the ante on the cold hard cash portion of the deal instead.
producers wanting to do business overseas and willing to pay "cold hard cash" will receive, in return, low labor rates and access to advanced technologies.
A bevy of llamas, goats, pigs, sheep and horses were put up for sale online, although Pete managed to talk her out of getting rid of the kids' sphynx cats Dobbie and Hagrid, and African hedgehog Peggy, for cold hard cash.
So with an ultimatum and cold hard cash on the table, what will she decide?
COLD HARD CASH One New Yorker made the best of a bad situation by building an igloo in his garden during Storm Jonas and listing it on Airbnb for $200 a night.
As the Internet continues to inches further and further away from the free-form, wild west playground it used to be, I imagine much of the bestor, rather, rarestcontent will soon be blocked by a copyright wall through which one can only disassemble with some cold hard cash. And fine.
And Dwarven Den is another to join the myriad of titles hoping to get you hooked - and then be willing to part with your cold hard cash to continue playing.
I now have sold three items to two different buyers and for some one who does not have time to waste or just likes the idea of cold hard cash put in their hand - it is the best.”
For the dating site has courted controversy after taking the selection process to a whole new level by allowing its users to filter out members looking for love according to their body type in return for cold hard cash.
With discoveries ranging from a voodoo chest, an incredible 1970's skateboard with rare, one-of-a-kind graphics, a 1940s embalming machine made of porcelain, a set of body armour including a ballistic mask and bullet proof vest, a vintage 1950's suitcase, a German Schutzen rifle, a Zuckschwerdt knife from the 1800s, to even cold hard cash and much more, Ton and Allen are even more determined than ever to make a monster profit.
But where no career incentive exists, the firm is hoping cold hard cash will convince employees to see this thing out.
Of course tourists have some part in influencing this, feeling safer with carrying cards rather than cold hard cash.
In terms of cold hard cash, let's update the saying: a pound in time will save nine - or in this example, a heck of a lot more.