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A retail method that requires the buyer to pay cash and leave with the purchased items, rather than getting them delivered. A: "I can't fit that table in my car!" B: "Well, that's your problem, ma'am—our store is cash-and-carry."
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a method of buying and selling goods at the retail level where the buyer pays cash for the goods and carries the goods away. (As opposed to paying on credit or with the cost of delivery included.) Sorry, we don't accept credit cards. This is strictly cash-and-carry. I bought the chair cash-and-carry before I realized that I had no way to get it home.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.