readies or the ready

readies or the ready
Brit. informal available money; cash.

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  • the ready — (or the readies) Brit informal : money that can be used immediately I m a bit short of the ready just now. • • • Main Entry: ↑ready …   Useful english dictionary

  • ready (the ready) — n money, cash. This is currently a less common form (except in the USA) of the plural readies. Ready or the ready was in fact probably the original form of the term, first recorded in the 17th century …   Contemporary slang

  • ready — ► ADJECTIVE (readier, readiest) 1) prepared for an activity or situation. 2) made suitable and available for immediate use. 3) easily available or obtained; within reach. 4) (ready to/for) willing to do or having a desire for. 5) immedi …   English terms dictionary

  • ready — adjective (readier, readiest) 1》 in a suitable state for an activity or situation; fully prepared.     ↘made suitable and available for immediate use. 2》 willing to do something. 3》 in such a condition as to be likely to do something. 4》 easily… …   English new terms dictionary

  • ready — read|y1 [ˈredi] adj ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(prepared)¦ 2¦(for immediate use)¦ 3 have something ready 4 be/feel ready for something 5 be ready to do something 6¦(willing)¦ 7¦(quick)¦ 8 ready money/cash 9 ready, steady, go! ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ [Date: 1100 1200; …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • ready — [[t]re̱di[/t]] ♦♦ readier, readiest, readies, readying, readied 1) ADJ: v link ADJ, oft ADJ for n, ADJ to inf If someone is ready, they are properly prepared for something. If something is ready, it has been properly prepared and is now able to… …   English dictionary

  • ready — 1 adjective 1 PREPARED (not before noun) prepared for what you are going to do: Come on. Aren t you ready yet? | ready to do sth: Everything s packed, and we re ready to leave. (+ for): I don t want to take the test yet; I m not ready for it. |… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • ready — /ˈrɛdi / (say redee) adjective (readier, readiest) 1. completely prepared or in due condition for immediate action or use: troops ready for battle; dinner is ready. 2. duly equipped, completed, adjusted, or arranged, as for the occasion or… …  

  • ready — I UK [ˈredɪ] / US adjective Word forms ready : adjective ready comparative readier superlative readiest *** 1) a) [never before noun] prepared for what is going to happen We ll never be ready in time. ready for: She was ready for a new challenge …   English dictionary

  • Ready, Set, Zoom! — is a 1955 Warner Bros. cartoon in the Looney Tunes series featuring Wile E. Coyote and Road Runner.PlotThe Road Runner is in the middle of the road, and after surveying his surroundings, dashes at hyperspeed onto a low plateau ( Speedipus Rex ).… …   Wikipedia

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