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    Question I did see the term to describe something. However........

    Dear teachers,
    I have ever read on the book the way to speak whenever you feel reluntant to pay for your friends or someone by saying and doing " fork the money to someone". However, I tried to confirm it with two of my foreign friends and they said " No" . They have never heard of this to describe it.
    So I want to confirm with you about it. And is there any other way similar to the above saying that describes the same thing?

    Thanks a lot.

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    Default Re: I did see the term to describe something. However........

    Quote Originally Posted by emilyren View Post
    Dear teachers,
    I have ever read on the in a book the way to speak whenever you feel reluctant to pay for your friends or someone by saying and doing "fork the money to someone". However, I tried to confirm it with two of my foreign friends and they said "No". They have never heard of this phrase to describe it.
    So I want to confirm with you about it. And is there any other way similar to the above saying that describes the same thing?
    [Note: Not all errors fixed, especially in first sentence"]
    Thanks a lot.
    "fork the money to someone" means nothing to me. You can "fork up the money" or "fork over some money [to someone]". That means you do pay. You may or may not be reluctant to "fork up".

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    Default Re: I did see the term to describe something. However........

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    Additionally, you can 'fork out' for the meal (pay for it).



    Welcome to the forum, emilyren.

    Please note that a better title would have been 'fork the money to someone'.

    Extract from the Posting Guidelines:

    'Thread titles should include all or part of the word/phrase being discussed.'

    Rover

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    Default Re: I did see the term to describe something. However........

    Quote Originally Posted by emilyren View Post
    Dear teachers,
    I have ever read on the book the way to speak whenever you feel reluntant to pay for your friends or someone by saying and doing " fork the money to someone". However, I tried to confirm it with two of my foreign friends and they said " No" . They have never heard of this to describe it.
    So I want to confirm with you about it. And is there any other way similar to the above saying that describes the same thing?

    Thanks a lot.
    Normally, with friends, we say "chip in". It is less aggressive than "fork over" or the other forks.

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    Default Re: I did see the term to describe something. However........

    "Chip in" to me means to pay your share (possibly an equal share). "Fork out" simply means to pay.

    My friends and I have all chipped in to buy an expensive present for David's 30th birthday.
    I just forked out 12,000 for new windows for my flat.
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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    Default Re: I did see the term to describe something. However........

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    "Chip in" to me means to pay your share (possibly an equal share). "Fork out" simply means to pay.

    My friends and I have all chipped in to buy an expensive present for David's 30th birthday.
    I just forked out 12,000 for new windows for my flat.
    Fork out is different from fork over.

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