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    Question "To push the boat out"...

    Is this idiom used in modern BrE as well? (spending lots of money on Sth, and parties in special, I suppose. Though not sure about other cases than parties.)


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    Re: "To push the boat out"...

    It is used in BrE. It doesn't have to be a party, but it's normally for some occasion that is regarded as a little out of the ordinary.

    Ethel: Shall we go to the chippy after the film?
    Ron: No; let's push the boat out - we'll go to the Chinese take-away.

    Chippy (colloquial) = fish and chip shop.

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