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stump up

To pay the required amount of money, especially unwillingly or reluctantly. A noun or pronoun can be used between "stump" and "up." Primarily heard in UK. I hate having to pay for more repairs already, but it's still cheaper to just stump up the cash than go buy a whole new car. The company was found liable for costs by the jury but has so far refused to stump the money up.
See also: stump, up

stump up

v.
1. To provide some funds or capital: An investor stumped up the money to expand the business.
2. To pay some amount of money, often reluctantly: We had to stump up $30 just to get inside.
See also: stump, up
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One businessman who paid nearly pounds 100,000 for the debenture rights on 10 posh 'Club Wembley' seats was surprised to be told he would have to stump up pounds 99 each for tickets to Monday's Championship play-off final - pounds 20 more than the highest-priced ordinary seat.
Micro businesses which operate from a home base or other modest location can raise their profile - without having to stump up large sums on accommodation.
Let's stop blaming the victims and instead look at how we can make changes to help these countries in the long term so that we don't have to stump up emergency aid.
Naturally, they fancied staging it at City's lovely new ground but were told they would have to stump up pounds 1,500 for the room and pay pounds 26.50 a meal.