One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
phrasal verbNorth American
Contribute something, especially money.‘if you subscribe now we'll kick in a bonus’
- ‘If you call them soon enough, surety firms might be able to kick in some money to ease cash shortages as well as to share good ideas and offer lots of expertise.’
- ‘As private donors kicked in more money, every aspect of the blueprint kept changing.’
- ‘Both the Soviet Union and the United States were eager to kick in cash and advice.’
- ‘But if you're willing to kick some money in, his investment choices will widen.’
- ‘It wasn't a cheap flight, but luckily Sara's parents had kicked in a ton of money.’
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