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- (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.
- September, 1824, The Atlantic magazine, p. 343:
- Every man, save Silvy, vociferously swore that he had ponied up his "quarter:" whereupon the landlady observed that Silvy the less had not paid his reckoning.