One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Pay a sum of money.‘a buyer would have to stump up at least £8.5 million for the site’
pay, pay up, hand over, part with, give, put in, contribute, donateView synonyms
- ‘A settlement, based on the companies collectively stumping up £200m for a compensation scheme, was expected to be announced on Friday but was delayed at the last minute.’
- ‘The BBC is now stumping up £489,000 to pay for four 60-minute documentaries, while Scottish Screen, a quango which funds film projects, is paying out £311,000.’
- ‘You will have to stump it up and hope you can claim it back in court.’
- ‘Yorkshire will, therefore, be stumping up a total of £350,000 for this year's Test match and the one-day international but the Test is expected to gross £1.2million.’
- ‘I still haven't stumped it up yet, I think I'vegot till the end of the month to find 10 k behind my sofa.’
- ‘If Aer Lingus doesn't come to market the state will be forced to dig deep to accommodate Willie Walsh's expansion plans for the airline, stumping up about €300m to fund its new fleet.’
- ‘I would add the bond amount if you are going to rent (I know its refundable but you still have to stump it up, up front) and the connection charges for electricity/ phone/ internet.’
- ‘The festive scheme, a nationwide first, is sponsored by electricity provider npower, which is stumping up £30,000 towards the cost of the lights.’
- ‘The membership surge ensured the Trust, which last week announced it was stumping up the cash to keep the Minstermen running for the next four weeks, banked almost £5,500 on the night.’
- ‘But the railway will not be able to use the Harry Potter name in other events unless it stumps up large amounts of cash.’
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