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up front

, up-front, upfront         
1       adj   If you are up frontabout something, you act openly or publicly so that people know what you are doing or what you believe.  
INFORMAL   usu v-link ADJ   (=open)  
You can't help being biased so you may as well be up front about it..., They tended to have a much more up-front attitude.     
2       adv   If a payment is made up front, it is made in advance and openly, so that the person being paid can see that the money is there.  
ADV after v  
For the first time the government's actually put some money up front..., Some companies charge a fee up front, but we don't think that's right.     
      Up front is also an adjective., adj   ADJ n  
The eleven percent loan has no up-front costs., ...up-front charges.     
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up-front, upon, uproot, up

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be very expensive; cost a lot
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