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ready money

Cash funds that are immediately at hand to spend. I hear he has expensive taste, so if you're going to date him, be sure you've got plenty of ready money. Good thing his wife's family has plenty of ready money. I don't know how they could afford to raise a child otherwise.
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*ready (to do something)

prepared to do something. (*Typically: be ~; get ~.) Get ready to jump! It's time to get ready to go to work.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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For people aged over 60, equity release schemes have provided a way of translating the bricks and mortar they own into ready money.
But the Murakami Fund did not have enough ready money at the time to raise its stake in Nippon Broadcasting to a level where it could put greater pressure on the radio firm's management, the sources said.
One source of ready money, say advisors, is the cash value accumulation of life insurance policies used to fund nonqualified retirement plans.
Unless you have access to ready money with no questions asked, however, you really do need to become eagle-eyed when it comes to your unit's budget.
There are three faithful friends--an old wife, an old dog, and ready money.
Why penalize honest folk who spent ready money to secure a master copy and let the brigands mess about and corrupt the market.
Charles Brown, for instance, combined the pursuit of ready money with efforts to liberate runaway slaves.
Postmortem inventories were intended to be about the whats and their how muches, and so they remained for the poor, the unpropertied, and those in service, whose inventories generally listed only ready money and apparel.
TURN the unwanted life policy that came with your first mortgage - and which is still costing you a few pounds a week - into ready money.
It was not a propitious time for a noble Spanish woman who spoke no English, had no ready money to support herself, and no clear sense of exactly what she was intending to do, to be reliant on the Jesuits, and two years passed before Carvajal was able to resolve any of those problems.
This is captured by a Franklin anecdote about a man who opens a hat shop and proposes a sign containing the words John Thompson, Hatter, makes and sells hats for ready money and a picture of a hat.
Lord Byron once wrote that "ready money is Aladdin's lamp." And who can deny that liquidity - having enough ready cash to pay your debts when they come due - is a good thing?
I once saw Jeanne Moreau, Micheal Piccoli, Delphine Seyrig and Gerard Depardieu in Peter Handke's The Ride Across Lake Constance, but I don't need a fact-checker to confirm my guess that none of them ever attempted to take on Brecht, not even for ready money.
The country had a supply of ready money, saved from the days when nothing could be bought, and a new carefree desire to spend it.