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    cough up

    To give something unwillingly.

    "I wanted to borrow a text-book from him. At first he didn't want to give it but than he coughed it up." OK?

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    Re: cough up

    Quote Originally Posted by ostap77 View Post
    To give something unwillingly.

    "I wanted to borrow a text-book from him. At first he didn't want to give it but than he coughed it up." OK?
    No, not really. We use "cough up" in connection with money, information or similar.

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