push the boat out

Definition of push the boat out

British, informal

  1. :  to spend a lot of money :  to be extravagant We're going to push the boat out and throw a big party to celebrate his recovery.

Word by Word Definitions

pushplay
  1. :  to press against with force in order to drive or impel

    :  to move or endeavor to move away or ahead by steady pressure without striking

    :  to thrust forward, downward, or outward

  1. :  a vigorous effort to attain an end :  drive:

    :  a military assault or offensive

    :  an advance that overcomes obstacles

boatplay
  1. :  a small vessel for travel on water

    :  ship

    :  a boat-shaped container, utensil, or device

  1. :  to place in or bring into a boat

    :  to go by boat

  1. :  in a direction away from the inside or center

    :  outside

    :  from among others

  1. :  eject, oust

    :  to identify publicly as being such secretly

    :  to identify as being a closet homosexual

  1. : used as a function word to indicate an outward movement

  1. :  situated outside :  external

    :  out-of-bounds

    :  situated at a distance :  outlying

  1. :  outside

    :  one who is out of office or power or on the outside

    :  an act or instance of putting a player out or of being put out in baseball


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