pony up

verb
ponied up; ponying up; ponies up

Definition of pony up

transitive verb

: to pay (money) especially in settlement of an account

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Examples of pony up in a Sentence

despite having good credit, the couple still had to pony up a large down payment for the house
Recent Examples on the Web For someone who sleeps next to a snorer, that might be enough to pony up for a new bed. Arielle Pardes, WIRED, "To Compete With Startups, Old-School Mattress Makers Plug Into Data," 29 July 2019 In addition, the TFS mandates that participating states and provinces pony up extra credits as insurance, in case fires or other natural disasters accidentally release carbon that was stored for offsets. Los Angeles Times, "The world is watching as California weighs controversial plan to save tropical forests," 13 Sep. 2019 Mississippi has already dedicated $15 million and Louisiana is ponying up $10 million to match the $33 million CRISI grant that was awarded in June. al, "Amid I-10 fallout, Ivey weighs Amtrak’s Mobile return," 31 Aug. 2019 While terms of the deals were not disclosed, Wall Street Journal reports that Entercom is ponying up $18 million for Pineapple, and that its deal for Cadence13 values the company at nearly $50 million. Tatiana Cirisano, Billboard, "Entercom Buys Podcast Firms Cadence13 and Pineapple Street Media," 7 Aug. 2019 Mississippi has dedicated around $15 million and Louisiana is ponying up $10 million to match the federal grant. al.com, "Gulf Coast rail advocates detail Amtrak return plan: ‘Will bring people to your front door’," 12 July 2019 Instead, Joseph said, the state should pony up funds to fix the dam. Joshua Fechter, ExpressNews.com, "Proposal to drain Lake McQueeney in wake of dam failures ripples through small town," 11 Aug. 2019 So pony up at the bar with your grape leaves and shepherd’s salad, and order a glass of beer or wine. Max Falkowitz, New York Times, "A Twilight Tour at Green-Wood Cemetery in Brooklyn. Refreshments in Sunset Park to Follow.," 26 June 2019 Consumers aren't looking to pony up for the benefits of 5G either. Samantha Murphy Kelly, CNN, "5G will soon change your life. But first, you'll have to find it," 9 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of pony up

1824, in the meaning defined at transitive sense

History and Etymology for pony up

origin unknown

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The first known use of pony up was in 1824

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