字幕列表 影片播放 列印英文字幕 Hi this is Tutor Nick P and this is Idioms 241. The idiom today is pony up. All right. Let's take a look at the note here. If someone ponies up money , he usually reluctantly... you know reluctantly means unwillingly. He reluctantly pays what he owes, especially a debt. Okay. Let's continue. The origin of this phrase is not related to horses. Every time somebody hears pony they think of like a baby horse or a young horse. In this case, it doesn't really have anything to do with horses. It comes from the Latin term pone and the verb in Spanish poner means to put. So pony up actually means put up or put up the money or put up meaning like provide. So that's really where it comes from. All right. So let's look at several examples here. Example number, one you borrowed that money one month ago. When are you going to pony up and pay it back ? Yeah. That's typical of one way that you might hear it. Or number two. If you don't pony up the money that loan shark is going to break your legs. Well, if somebody you know, was desperate and they borrowed money from a loan shark, and you know, if the time is due. You don't pay it, you'd better be careful. So we say you better pony up the money for him or otherwise there;s going to be trouble. All right. Or number three. The landlord said if you don't pony up the money for the last three months by Friday, she is going to start an eviction process. You know, maybe start to get you out. Maybe the ... the landlord's patience is running out. She's going to start an eviction process. She wants, so she wants you to pony up the money or else. Okay good . I hope you got it. I hope it's clear. Thank you for your time. Bye-bye.