American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Straightforward; frank.
- adj. Paid or due in advance: up-front cash.
- adv. In advance; beforehand: demanded to be paid up front for the photographs.
“The wines are characterized by up-front, opulent, ripe-berry aromatics and a minerality on the palate.”
“Most of the Champenois never traditionally took rosé very seriously but they have gladly met demand - some of them somewhat cynically, given the prevalence of what one anonymous industry insider calls "up-front, tits-out, TOWIE-style pink".”
“And though strange to the auslanders to the military spouse community, being a deployment husband is always up-front to the world, and with chivalry to the spouse.”
“What Shutler calls "intimidating up-front costs" extended to the heating system.”
“Investors might not even be convinced by up-front promises from Germany and others that they wouldn't chase after their money from the defaulting government.”
“Unlike its rivals Vanguard Group and Fidelity Investments, Capital Group eschewed advertising and charged investors up-front fees to join its funds.”
“Mr. Fehrenbach said Bosch booked an earnings charge of around €1 billion last year due to up-front costs for the company's push into the fields of electric mobility and renewable energy as well as unfavorable currency fluctuations and rising raw material prices.”
“This is a clear indication that customers...are willing to enter into up-front deals again," he said.”
“The offer from Tottenham, whose elevation to the Champions League has been reflected in bids of £38m for Sergio Aguero, £25m for Fernando Llorente and £25m for Andy Carroll, was not even £500,000 up-front, with Harry Redknapp looking to pay in two instalments for a player whose versatility and leadership he wanted to bring to White Hart Lane.”
“This brings heavy up-front costs, but he has persuaded his colleagues that it is an investment worth making.”
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