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Difference between Cash in on something and Cash in something

cash in on something

1. make a profit on smth.:

  • Steve cashed in on the farmland he picked up dirt-cheap.

2. take advantage of smth.:

  • Japan’s diplomats are now trying to “cash in on” the opportunities which its soldiers have created.

cash in somethingexchange smth. for the amount of money it is worth:

  • The shares were cashed in to help buy my London house.