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cough it up

slang To give something to someone, often after a period of evasion. Often used as an imperative. If you owe Joey money, his thugs will eventually make you cough it up. Cough it up—show us what you're looking at!
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Cough it up!

tv. to give something—typically money—to someone, especially if done unwillingly. You owe me twenty bucks. Cough it up!
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