push the boat out

Definition of push the boat out

British, informal
: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

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

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

  3. : to thrust forward, downward, or outward

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

  2. : a military assault or offensive

  3. : an advance that overcomes obstacles

boat play
  1. : a small vessel for travel on water

  2. : ship

  3. : a boat-shaped container, utensil, or device

  1. : to place in or bring into a boat

  2. : to go by boat

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

  2. : outside

  3. : from among others

  1. : eject, oust

  2. : to identify publicly as being such secretly

  3. : to become publicly known

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

  1. : situated outside : external

  2. : out-of-bounds

  3. : situated at a distance : outlying

  1. : outside

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

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

  1. : in a manner that exceeds or surpasses and sometimes overpowers or defeats


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