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Meaning of “cash-and-carry” in the English Dictionary

"cash-and-carry" in British English

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cash-and-carrynoun [C]

uk   us  
a ​largeshop where ​people, usually from another ​business, can ​buylargeamounts of ​goodscheaply and take them away ​immediately
(Definition of cash-and-carry from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"cash-and-carry" in Business English

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cash-and-carrynoun [C or U]

(plural cash-and-carrys) (also cash and carry) uk   us  
COMMERCE a very large ​store where ​businesses can ​buy large ​quantities of ​products at ​lowerprices than usual, or the ​system of ​buyingproducts in large ​quantities in this way: He ​worked in a ​variety of ​jobs; in a ​supermarket, a cash-and-carry, and a ​videoshop before deciding to go to university. As the ​marketleader in ​cash and ​carry, they have ​pushedsales up by 5%.

cash-and-carryadjective [before noun]

uk   us  
COMMERCE used to describe a ​business that ​sellsproducts to other ​businesses in large ​quantities and at ​lowerprices than usual: cash-and-carry ​store/​outlet/​depot cash-and-carry ​business/​chain/​operator They ​buy new ​merchandise every week on a cash-and-carry ​basis.
(Definition of cash-and-carry from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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