push the boat out

push the boat out Brit. informal be extravagant.
Main Entry: boat

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  • push the boat out — (informal) To entertain, celebrate, etc lavishly • • • Main Entry: ↑boat push the boat out (informal) see under ↑boat • • • Main Entry: ↑push * * * push the boat out informal …   Useful english dictionary

  • push the boat out — British to spend a lot of money or more money than you usually do, especially when you are celebrating. As it s your birthday, I think we can push the boat out and have a bottle of champagne. They really pushed the boat out for Jane s wedding.… …   New idioms dictionary

  • push the boat out — work harder to complete the job, give 110%, go the extra mile    Chris, my son, to make your marriage work, sometimes, well, many times, you have to push the boat out …   English idioms

  • push the boat out — informal to spend a lot of money on something, especially a celebration They really pushed the boat out for her twenty first birthday …   English dictionary

  • push the boat out — verb to do something, especially spend money, more extravagantly than usual, particularly for a celebration …   Wiktionary

  • push the boat out —  1. Start.  2. Be generous with money …   A concise dictionary of English slang

  • push the boat out Brit. — push the boat out Brit. informal be extravagant. → boat …   English new terms dictionary

  • boat out, push the —  Spend money (usu. generously) …   A concise dictionary of English slang

  • boat — ► NOUN 1) a vessel for travelling on water. 2) a boat shaped serving dish for sauce or gravy. ► VERB ▪ travel in a boat for pleasure. ● be in the same boat Cf. ↑be in the same boat ● …   English terms dictionary

  • boat — W2S1 [bəut US bout] n [: Old English; Origin: bat] 1.) a vehicle that travels across water ▪ If we had a boat, we could row across to the island. ▪ a fishing boat on/in a boat ▪ MacKay said he would sleep on his boat. by boat ▪ …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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