pony up

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pony up (third-person singular simple present ponies up, present participle ponying up, simple past and past participle ponied up)

  1. (transitive, idiomatic) To pay (usually a bill, debt or due).
    • 2009 January 25, Frank Rich, “No Time for Poetry”, New York Times:
      Only then did we learn that he doled out billions in secret, last-minute bonuses to his staff last month, just before Bank of America took over and just before the government ponied up a second bailout to cover Merrill’s unexpected $15 billion fourth-quarter loss.

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