Idioms With “Cash” and Meanings


List of idioms with the word “Cash” and the meanings. Idioms about “Cash” and expressions.

Idioms With “Cash” and Meanings


Strapped for cash;

not having quite enough money
1. I’d love to have dinner with you, but I’m strapped for cash and can’t afford a restaurant. Maybe we can eat at home.
2. Martha got tired of being strapped for cash, so she made a budget and didn’t use more money than she could afford.


having to do with a sale of goods or a way of selling that requires payment at the time of sale and requires that you take the goods with you.
I’m sorry. We don’t deliver. It’s strictly cash-and-carry.
ou cannot get credit at drugstores. They are all cash-and-carry.

cash in on something

and cash in to earn a lot of money at something; to make a profit at something.
This is a good year for farming, and you can cash in on it if you’re smart. □ It’s too late to cash in on that particular clothing fad.


cash in one’s chips

to die. (Slang. From an expression in the card game poker.)
Bob cashed in his chips yesterday.
I’m too young to cash in my chips.

cash on the barrelhead

money paid for something when it is purchased; money paid at the time of sale.
I don’t extend credit. It’s cash on the barrelhead only.
I paid $12,000 for this car—cash on the barrelhead.

cash something in

and cash in something to exchange something with cash value for the amount of money it is worth.
I need to cash in an insurance policy.
It’s time to cash in your U. S. savings bonds.
I should have cashed them in years ago.

Cold, hard cash;

cash, not checks or promises (informal)
I want to be paid cold, hard cash, and I want to be paid now.
Pay me now. Cash on the barrelhead – cold, hard cash


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