push the boat out

push the boat out

To put forth the maximum amount of effort and/or resources toward some product or event. It's clear that they've pushed the boat out with this device, as they try to reinvigorate their brand after a decade-long slump in sales. The company really pushed the boat out for Sam's retirement party, making it a gala affair and sparing no expense.
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push the boat out

BRITISH
If you push the boat out, you spend a lot of money in order to celebrate something or have a very enjoyable time. I earn enough to push the boat out now and again. Keep an eye on James. He's likely to push the boat out among his friends. Note: This expression may come from people having a farewell party before setting sail on a voyage.
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push the boat out

be lavish in your spending or celebrations. British informal
Push the boat out apparently originated as mid 20th-century naval slang meaning ‘pay for a round of drinks’.
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push the ˈboat out

(British English, informal) spend a lot of money on food, drinks, etc. when celebrating a special occasion: They really pushed the boat out for their daughter’s wedding. OPPOSITE: pinch pennies
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CHELMARSH Sailing Club and Shropshire Sailing Club are inviting all-comers to try sailing for free as a month of RYA Push The Boat Out 'have a go' events launches across Shropshire this weekend.
Chelmarsh SC, near Bridgnorth, is opening its doors for the local community to get on board for a new adventure on Saturday, while Shropshire SC, near Ellesmere, will Push The Boat Out on Sunday.
TYNEMOUTH Sailing Club is among hundreds of clubs around the UK opening their doors to visitors during the Royal Yachting Association's Push The Boat Out week.
"Clubs across our region are taking part in Push The Boat Out, from Berwick in the north to Scaling Dam and Teesdale in the south."
LEISURE Time to push the boat out BIRMINGHAM maybe a landlocked city but that's no excuse not to take to the waters this spring.
Clubs including Scaling Dam and Tees and Hartlepool will be hosting open days and events between Saturday, May 9 and Sunday, May 17, as part of The Royal Yachting Association's (RYA's) Push the Boat Out initiative.
PENARTH Yacht Club signed up more than 20 new members and booked up their sailing lessons thanks to opening the club as part of the national campaign to Push the Boat Out.
We couldn't afford much but then we didn't want to push the boat out on a very expensive venue.
With plenty for Brit Pop fans of old to love, as well as a healthy tendency to push the boat out a bit more in stylistic terms, Gallagher Sr has got plenty to be flying high about regarding this attempt to go it alone.
Chelmarsh SC, near Bridgnorth, is opening its doors for the local community to get on-board for a new adventure on Saturday, while Shropshire SC, near Ellesmere, will Push The Boat Out on Sunday.
The RYA (Royal Yachting Association) Push the Boat Out initiative is now in its fourth year and is gathering strength every year.
EARLSWOOD Lakes Sailing Club in Solihull hopes to get dozens out on the water on RYA Push the Boat Out weekend.
SAILING clubs and centres across the country - incuding the North East - welcomed more than 24,000 visitors during the Royal Yachting Association's Push the Boat Out weekend.
PEOPLE of all ages and abilities in and around the Birmingham area are being invited to 'have a go' at sailing and windsurfing when the county's sailing clubs and watersports centres open their doors for national RYA Push the Boat Out weekend next month.
PEOPLE of all ages and abilities in Birmingham will be invited to 'have a go' at sailing and windsurfing when the county's sailing clubs and watersports centres open their doors for national RYA Push the Boat Out weekend next month.