One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Pay (a specified amount of money, especially one regarded as excessive)‘he has had to shell out £500 a week hiring a bodyguard’‘she ended up shelling out for two rooms’
make payment, pay, settle up, pay in full, meet one's obligations, come up with the moneyView synonyms
- ‘Reading only the advertisements, you'd be forgiven for thinking it was a magazine aimed at home buyers - about 80% of the advertising revenue has been shelled out by builders.’
- ‘At the top level, thousands of pounds are shelled out by ambitious team owners to ensure the right outcome of a match.’
- ‘The government claims it paid more than $200 million for this project five years ago, but a recent government audit shows tax dollars were shelled out for work that was never done.’
- ‘My power problem got me thinking that I need to be one of those guys who makes the money, instead of shelling it out all the time.’
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