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upfront

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishupfrontup‧front1 /ˌʌpˈfrʌnt◂/ adjective 🔊 🔊 1 HONEST[not before noun] behaving or talking in an honest way so that people know what you really think 🔊 Mo’s very upfront with him about their relationship.see thesaurus at honest2 paid before any work has been done or before goods are supplied 🔊 an upfront fee of $500
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upfrontPayment's upfront, but then delivery's fast.There was an upfront charge and they will take a proportion of any reduction in debt.The upfront charge is $ 10 million to bid on that slot.Some charge an upfront fee and others charge fees when investors redeem shares.So there is a price to pay for the privilege of not paying an upfront load.The deadline for upfront payments to bid is Friday.They discount or even waive upfront sales fees, so long as they have the right to the renewal commissions.It was a literary weekly with an upfront section modelled on the New Yorker.You need to be upfront with Val about your past.
upfrontupfront2 adverb 🔊 🔊 1 if you pay money upfront, you pay it before any work has been done or before any goods are supplied 🔊 He requires you to pay him upfront.2 in football, if you play upfront, you play in a forward position
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upfrontAn earnout will provide a purchaser with a cash flow advantage in not having to pay the extra consideration upfront.Partnering the experienced Allen upfront, in place of the suspended Trevor Morley, Jones supplied a perfect cross just before the interval.I felt threatened by him because I used to play upfront, so I decided to show him who was boss.
From Longman Business Dictionaryupfrontup‧front /ˌʌpˈfrʌnt◂/ adjective upfront payment/cost/fee etcFINANCE money that is paid as soon as a deal has been agreed, before any work has been done or any goods have been suppliedThe company offered an upfront payment of 25% of his first year’s salary.The fund charges a 3.75% upfront sales commission.up front adverbInvestors will need to pay about $9.25 per share up front, with $7.50 payable a year later.
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