cash


cash
/kæʃ / (say kash)

noun
1. money, especially money on hand, as opposed to a money equivalent (as a cheque).
2. money paid at the time of making a purchase, or sometimes an equivalent (as a cheque), as opposed to credit.
verb (t)
3. to give or obtain cash for (a cheque, etc.).
phrase
4. cash in, to obtain cash for: to cash in an insurance policy.
5. cash in on,
a. to gain a return from: *Alert manufacturers overseas have been quick to cash in on this new enthusiasm for Old Australian Art –cyril pearl, 1959.
b. to turn to one's advantage: *So now is the time to cash in on the glut and buy them by the case –herald-sun, 1991.
6. cash in one's chips, Colloquial to die. {Phrase Origin: from gambling; in use in the US by 1880; a reference to the chips or counters used in games such as poker and the fact that, at the end of a game, players hand in their chips and get cash for them}
7. cash out, to take in monetary form: to cash out one's annual leave.
8. cash up,
a. (of shopkeepers, etc.) to add up the takings.
b. Obsolete Colloquial to pay in settlement of a debt or fine: he had to cash up a fiver.
9. pay cash,
a. to pay in hard currency rather than by cheque or credit.
b. to pay in full at the time of purchase.
{French caisse, from Provençal caissa, from Latin capsa box}

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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