to fork over

Idiom Definition

Idiom Definition - fork over

"to fork over"

to unwillingly give something (usually money) to someone


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Idiom Scenario 1

Idiom Definition - fork over

Two friends are talking ...

Friend 1:  Do you have the money you owe me?

Friend 2:  Yes.

Friend 1Fork it over then.

Friend 2:  No need to be so demanding.

Idiom Scenario 2

Idiom Definition - fork over

Two friends are talking ...

Friend 1:  I dropped my cell phone yesterday and had to take it in to the repair shop.

Friend 2:  That must have been an expensive repair job.

Friend 1:  I had to fork over one hundred and twenty dollars.

Friend 2:  Ouch! That's a lot to pay.

Sunday Fun Idiom

"to fork over"

Sunday Fun Idiom - fork over

to fork over - Usage:


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to fork over - Gerund Form:

Forking over the money you owe is necessary.

to fork over - Examples:

1)  ... had a friend invite me to something expensive, and then asked me to fork over a lot of cash when I arrived, ...

2)  Lining up with their freeloading hands out expecting the Divine Emperor Barack Kardashian to fork over America's goods.

3)  Francis had previously been ordered to fork over $40 million in damages to Wynn for defaming the casino mogul.

4)  Well, chances are, the federal government will have to fork over $700 billion.

5)  At Sprint-owned Virgin Mobile, you need to fork over full price for the iPhone 4S -- $650. Yikes!

6)  ... the pack you choose is perfect for you and your around the world travels before forking over your hard-earned cash!

7)  For the better part of the past six months, you've been basically forking over to the retailer as much as 20 to 25 cents per litre.

8)  Taxpayers could be forking over $550,000 to convert five hybrid buses to diesel propulsion.

9)  ... your sustainability dream job just yet, there are endless ways to get them without forking over a five-figure tuition payment.

10)  Just invest a couple of hours into trying out Linux before forking over cash that could be better spent.

11)  We have indoor pets and have forked over a few hundred bucks in vet bills over the years.

12)  They were travelling on a budget that was well below shoestring, having forked over the equivalent of a month's salary for their $600 airfares that left them ...

13)  A former United Church minister testified Wednesday that he forked over $26,000 to a man accusing him of childhood sexual abuse to keep the allegations ...

14)  I forked over 1/2 of the money towards our new fridge.

15)  I forked over $90 to get the upgrade from home premium to professional, install the upgrade ...

16)  The British taxpayer forks over an enormous sum of money to these universities to run 'alternative medicine' ...

17)  As someone who forks over $100 per month for DirecTV, I see no problem with being demanding.

18)  Apple forks over CHF20 million to Swiss Railways for use of clock face.

19)  When she takes an eight day trip to Israel, the public not only forks over the costs of her travel, but the $7,700 for Mulroy's services.

20)  If you are not sure how to go about this, then you should fork over the money to have someone do it for you.