American Idioms and Expressions

Cash And Carry Idiom

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cash-and-carry
What does cash-and-carry mean?
a system where you pay cash for some goods and then carry them awayThe supermarkets in our city always operate on a cash-and-carry basis.
cash-and-carry
What does cash-and-carry mean?
selling something for cash only and with no deliveryWe were able to get a good price on a sofa in a cash-and-carry deal at the furniture store.
cash-and-carry
What does cash-and-carry mean?
a system where you pay cash for some goods and then carry or take them away The supermarkets in our city operate on a cash-and-carry basis.

cash-and-carry
What does cash-and-carry mean?
selling something for cash only and with no delivery We were able to get a good price on a sofa in a cash-and-carry deal at the furniture store.

Some Random Idioms
cleanliness is next to godliness
What does "cleanliness is next to godliness" mean?
being a clean person is next in importance in life to having good religious or moral valuesThe mother told her children that cleanliness is next to godliness when she asked them to clean their rooms.
tightfisted (with money)
What does "tightfisted (with money)" mean?
to be stingy with moneyMy friend is very tightfisted with money and he never likes to buy anything.
divide (something) fifty-fifty
What does "divide (something) fifty-fifty" mean?
to divide something into two equal partsWe divided the money that we won fifty-fifty.
Plastic smile
What does "Plastic smile" mean?
When someone is wearing a plastic smile, they are appear to be happier with a situation or events than they actually are. This is actually a description of the forced smile you might see in many photographs.
in good conscience
What does "in good conscience" mean?
having good motivesI wrote the letter and complained to the woman in good conscience.
in one's spare time
What does "in one's spare time" mean?
in one's free timeMy cousin likes to fix old clocks in his spare time.
green
What does "green" mean?
to be inexperienced or immature The young man is rather green and does not have enough experience to drive the large machinery.

go beet-red
What does "go beet-red" mean?
to become red in the face because you are embarrassed I went beet-red when my friend told me the story.

bow out
What does "bow out" mean?
to quit, to resign from somethingI wanted to join the tour but at the last minute I had to bow out.
lemon law
What does "lemon law" mean?
legal requirements giving buyers of a lemon a means to resolve any problems

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