hard cash

Definitions of hard cash
  1. noun
    money in the form of bills or coins
    synonyms: cash, hard currency
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    money received in return for its equivalent in a larger denomination or a different currency
    the balance of money received when the amount you tender is greater than the amount due
    chickenfeed, chump change, small change
    a trifling sum of money
    pin money, pocket money, spending money
    cash for day-to-day spending on incidental expenses
    cold cash, ready cash, ready money
    money in the form of cash that is readily available
    type of:
    the metal or paper medium of exchange that is presently used
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