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plunk (oneself) down

to sit or fall down hard. Nancy pulled up a chair and plunked herself down. She pulled the chair up and plunked down. She plunked herself down in the middle of the kids and began to sing.
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plunk someone or something down

to place, drop, or plop someone or something down hard. He picked her up and plunked her down in a chair and began to shout at her. Sally plunked down the book in anger.
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plunk down

Throw or place or drop heavily, as in He plunked down the money and walked out, or It was hot work, so after an hour we plunked ourselves down in the shade. [Late 1800s]
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Bordering the south end of Central Park, One57 is slated to be 90 stories tall when it is completed next year, and it's already attracted rich investors from Russia, South Korea and China willing to plunk down millions for a condo in the building.
48 hours to plunk down a financial deposit if it wants to get the contract to develop Iran's third mobile telephone system.
Well, what show-business lover wouldn't plunk down good money to watch a severely botched rendition of ``To be or not to be'' or see a poor sap offer up a dramatic reading of Wang Chung's ``Everybody Have Fun Tonight''?
Be proactive: Just because you plunk down your membership dues doesn't mean you'll start reaping the rewards.
By the way, if you're reading this at a bookstore, please go directly to the register and plunk down your [yen] 800.
The industry's survival depends on people's willingness to plunk down $9 for a movie, or $17.
The federal environmental authorities, especially those at the Instituto Nacional de Ecologia (INE)--the federal agency charged with environmental regulation, who had urged Metalclad to plunk down money and issued permits, ran for cover when Metalclad's project encountered local opposition.
I may not be as lucky as Dante, who had Virgil as his guide in The Divine Comedy, but down at the local bookstore I can plunk down my credit card and take home the wit and wisdom of the best self-help gurus in the business.
So while any 12-year-old can legally plunk down $20 to buy Miss America, if that same youngster reads a profanity-laced quote from the book on the Internet - say, one from Nick Gillespie's March review of the book on REASON's World Wide Web page - Nick (or Editor Virginia Postrel) could go to the slammer.
As the accompanying directory shows, a varied lot of RP technologies has become available on a service-bureau basis--a real boon to smaller manufacturers unwilling to plunk down the money for their own systems.
If they are directed by the shopbot to some on-line site they don't know, they may not want to plunk down their credit card.
Saturday's party, which rounds up buccaneers from the Caribbean and other ports of call, brings together pirate-themed vaudeville, burlesque and DJ music, along with the opportunity to plunk down some doubloons for a worthy cause.
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With Bush opting out of federal election funding and its associated spending limits to plunder the GOP cash machine, Rubin's ability to plunk down $50 million could be decisive.
Although her book is written in a conversational tone and is accessible to anyone willing to plunk down $20, it is in fact directed at a particular audience - at academic left-liberals and their fellow travelers, especially at those inclined to think righteous thoughts when they hear the chant, "Race, Class, and Gender.