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    20 short on Tuesday dinner

    A policeman passed by another policeman in an office and said "Hey dude you are still 20 short on Tuesday dinner. Man up brother."

    What does that mean?

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    Re: 20 short on Tuesday dinner

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    Hey, Tork, you're still 20 short on Tuesday's dinner. Man up, my brother.

    From the TV show "The Mentalist."
    Tork owes his colleague $20.
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    Re: 20 short on Tuesday dinner

    Wow, I'm impressed. Seems like you are the mentalist

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    Tork owes his colleague $20.

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    Re: 20 short on Tuesday dinner

    So what does "man up" mean here? Be brave?

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    Tork owes his colleague $20.

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    Re: 20 short on Tuesday dinner

    Be a man and pay what you owe.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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