hard currency

Definitions of hard currency
  1. noun
    money in the form of bills or coins
    synonyms: cash, hard cash
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    money received in return for its equivalent in a larger denomination or a different currency
    change
    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
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    currency
    the metal or paper medium of exchange that is presently used
  2. noun
    a currency that is not likely to depreciate suddenly in value
    “the countries agreed to conduct their bilateral trade in hard currency, replacing previous barter arrangements”
    “Germany once had a solid economy, good fiscal and monetary policies, and a hard currency
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    currency
    the metal or paper medium of exchange that is presently used
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