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Shell-out

DEFINITION

Pay. Spending on something or someone. The slang implies that one does not enjoy how much they had to pay nor for the purpose of it. (Compare to Pony up or Pay through the nose.)

“I can’t believe the price of gasoline nowadays, I had to shell out $25 to fill my car’s tank.”

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