English version

up front

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishup frontup frontinformal a) PAY FORmoney that is paid up front is paid before work is done, or before goods are supplied We need two hundred pounds up front. b) CLEAR/EASY TO UNDERSTANDdirectly and clearly from the start It’s important to tell potential clients this up front. upfront1 front
Examples from the Corpus
up frontI paid the builders £100 up front and will give them the rest when the job's finished.He's always up front and willing to admit his mistakes.We've got to have the money up front before we can do anything.We've had so many unpaid bills that we've started to demand payment up front.The only people who laughed were the American soldiers who sat up front.Why don't you sit up front with the driver so you can give him directions.The company's directors have been surprisingly up front about their financial problems.Karen is always very up front with her boyfriends.I told you up front that I didn't want to be in a relationship with anyone.
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