to fork out


to fork out
Раскошелиться. A fork — это вилка или вилы. Однако в этом контексте слово fork ничего общего не имеет ни со столовым прибором, ни с садовым инструментом. Здесь это жаргонное слово означает «палец». Имеется в виду, что кто-либо должен засунуть руку в карман (обычно нехотя), чтобы достать деньги и расплатиться.

You don't want a husband! You just want somebody who is willing to fork out every time you buy something! — Тебе не нужен муж! Тебе нужен только кто-нибудь, готовый раскошеливаться каждый раз, когда ты что-то покупаешь!


English-Russian dictionary of expressions. 2014.

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  • fork out (for something) — ˌfork ˈout (for sth) | ˌfork ˈout sth (for/on sth) derived (informal) to spend a lot of money on sth, especially unwillingly • Why fork out for a taxi when there s a perfectly good bus service? • We ve forked out a small fortune on their… …   Useful english dictionary

  • fork out something (for something) — ˌfork ˈout (for sth) | ˌfork ˈout sth (for/on sth) derived (informal) to spend a lot of money on sth, especially unwillingly • Why fork out for a taxi when there s a perfectly good bus service? • We ve forked out a small fortune on their… …   Useful english dictionary

  • fork out something (on something) — ˌfork ˈout (for sth) | ˌfork ˈout sth (for/on sth) derived (informal) to spend a lot of money on sth, especially unwillingly • Why fork out for a taxi when there s a perfectly good bus service? • We ve forked out a small fortune on their… …   Useful english dictionary

  • fork\ out — • fork over • fork out • fork up v To pay; pay out. He had to fork over fifty dollars to have the car repaired. Compare: hand over …   Словарь американских идиом

  • fork out — verb to surrender someone or something to another the guard delivered the criminal to the police render up the prisoners render the town to the enemy fork over the money • Syn: ↑hand over, ↑fork over, ↑fork up, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • fork out — UK US fork out (sth) Phrasal Verb with fork({{}}/fɔːk/ verb mainly UK INFORMAL also US INFORMAL fork over (sth)) ► to pay a large amount of money, especially unwillingly: »Investors must fork out $850 to $1,000 for each share they want to buy.… …   Financial and business terms

  • fork out sth — UK US fork out (sth) Phrasal Verb with fork({{}}/fɔːk/ verb mainly UK INFORMAL also US INFORMAL fork over (sth)) ► to pay a large amount of money, especially unwillingly: »Investors must fork out $850 to $1,000 for each share they want to buy.… …   Financial and business terms

  • fork out — phrasal verb [intransitive/transitive] Word forms fork out : present tense I/you/we/they fork out he/she/it forks out present participle forking out past tense forked out past participle forked out informal to spend money on something, especially …   English dictionary

  • fork out — PHRASAL VERB If you fork out for something, you spend a lot of money on it. [INFORMAL] [V P for/on n] He will have to fork out for private school fees for Nina... [V P] You don t ask people to fork out every time they drive up the motorways... [V …   English dictionary

  • fork out — pay, pay out I had to fork out a lot of money to fix my car …   Idioms and examples

  • fork out — v Give, hand over. I have three daughters; do you know how much I will have to fork out for their weddings? 1830s …   Historical dictionary of American slang

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