Definition of pony up
po·nied uppo·ny·ing up
: to pay (money) especially in settlement of an account
Examples of pony up
<despite having good credit, the couple still had to pony up a large down payment for the house>
Origin of pony up
First Known Use: 1824
Rhymes with pony up
belly-up, belly up, bottom-up, buckle up, bundle up, buttercup, butter up, buttoned-up, cover-up, cozy up, double up, dummy up, fancy up, follow-up, gussy up, higher-up, lighten up, live it up, loosen up, loving cup, measure up, mix it up, open up, pick-me-up, power up, runner-up, seven-up, shoot-'em-up, stirrup cup, suck it up, suction cup, summing-up, up-and-up, wickiup, winding-up
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