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ready

at or to the ready (of a rifle) in the position normally adopted immediately prior to aiming and firing

ready

[′red·ē]
(ordnance)
Of a weapon, aimed, loaded, and prepared to fire.
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He added: 'Thomas also had access to substantial quantities of ready cash and spent pounds 9,100 on cars and more on designer clothing.' The trial continues.
"You were recruited as the principal means of converting Mr Dresser's assets into ready cash and some pounds 157,000 was realised by you."
The TV and radio tycoon, worth around pounds 73million, is said to have pounds 51 million in ready cash and to believe that "pounds 5million is enough to live on".
Depressed that the rabbits have eaten his only early vegetables, Hugh converts his pests into ready cash. He sets off with local gamekeepers Dawn and Larry for a night of rabbit shooting.
The stumbling block is that Adders are certain to want a fee but the ready cash does not seem to be forthcoming to former Nuneaton Borough skipper Shotton.
There are mounting concerns that the introduction of chip and PIN is proving so effective in combating credit card fraud that criminal gangs are increasingly resorting to robbery for ready cash.
A HOME is the biggest asset most of us will own but how do you turn it into ready cash - without selling it or taking out a crippling loan?
"It's ready cash and the money is often used to pay an electricity or gas bill."
Mr Dalrymple said he doubted the painting had been 'stolen to order' and suspected the thieves were opportunists hoping to sell it for ready cash.
HFC charge fans unable to fork out ready cash for season tickets a whopping 22.4 per cent interest rate - more than that charged on most credit cards and personal loans.
Now the stumbling block is that Adders are certain to want a fee but at this moment in time the ready cash does not seem to be forthcoming to former Nuneaton Borough skipper Shotton.
But the judge gave 50-year-old Mike permission to pay by instalments after he pleaded that he did not have the ready cash.