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    #1

    fork out and cough up difference

    Dear all,

    What is the difference between cough up and fork out in term of paying unwillingly

    Many thanks

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    Re: fork out and cough up difference

    "To fork over" is also common. The three are commonly used in the USA. I see no difference. Be aware that they are often used humorously without any intention of insulting or offending.

    Jack, you owe me a dollar for the coffee. Fork it over.

    I had to cough up $100 to pay for the mechanical work on my car.

    Jill, how much did you fork out for that coat?

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