English noun: hard currency
|1.||hard currency (possession) a currency that is not likely to depreciate suddenly in value|
|Samples||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.
|2.||hard currency (possession) money in the form of bills or coins|
|Samples||There is a desperate shortage of hard cash.|
|Synonyms||cash, hard cash|
|Narrower (hyponym)||change, change, chickenfeed, chump change, cold cash, pin money, pocket money, ready cash, ready money, small change, spending money|