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English definition of “cash in”

cash in

phrasal verb with cash     /kæʃ/ verb, T
[I or T] FINANCE to exchange something such as an investment for cash : cash in shares/bonds These bonds can be cashed in at any time . If you own a with-profits policy , you're likely to have to pay an adjustment if you ever want to cash it in. You should regularly review your securities; it may be time to cash in and look for another opportunity .
[I] informal , often disapproving to make money from a situation , especially in a way that is not fair or honest : They have cashed in at the expense of ordinary sports fans .cash in on sth The parade has become very commercialized as businesses have cashed in on the ' pink pound '.
(Definition of cash in from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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