put up or shut up (to)

 Become part of the team or keep quiet; prove what you say is true.
 ► “In addition, 1995 will be the year that vendors have to ‘put up or shut up.’ Instead of issuing yet another round of future oriented press releases, vendors must demonstrate successful implementations of large-scale management solutions in customer environments.” (Computer World, Jan. 16, 1995, p. 56)

American business jargon. 2014.

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  • put up or shut up — ► put up or shut up informal justify oneself or remain silent. Main Entry: ↑put …   English terms dictionary

  • put up or shut up — {v. phr.} {informal} 1. To bet your money on what you say or stop saying it. Often used as a command; often considered rude. * /The man from out of town kept saying their team would beat ours and finally John told him Put up or shut up. / 2. To… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • put up or shut up — {v. phr.} {informal} 1. To bet your money on what you say or stop saying it. Often used as a command; often considered rude. * /The man from out of town kept saying their team would beat ours and finally John told him Put up or shut up. / 2. To… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • Put Up or Shut Up — Infobox Album | Name = Put Up or Shut Up Type = EP Artist = All Time Low Released = July 25, 2006 Recorded = Valencia Studios, Paul Leavitt s basement (Silver Spring, Maryland) Genre = Pop punk Length = 23:24 Label = Hopeless Producer = Paul… …   Wikipedia

  • put\ up\ or\ shut\ up — v. phr. informal 1. To bet your money on what you say or stop saying it. Often used as a command; often considered rude. The man from out of town kept saying their team would beat ours and finally John told him Put up or shut up. 2. To prove… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • put up or shut up — informal if you say someone should put up or shut up, you mean they should either take action in order to do what they have been talking about or stop talking about it. You keep saying you re going to ask her out. Well, put up or shut up …   New idioms dictionary

  • Put up or shut up! — exclam. Speak now or remain silent for good! □ I’m tired of your whining. What’s your problem? Put up or shut up! □ Now is your chance. Put up or shut up! …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • put up or shut up — informal justify oneself or remain silent they called for the alderman to either put up or shut up * * * ˌput up or ˈshut up idiom (especially BrE) used to tell sb to stop just talking about sth and actually do it, show it, etc. Main entry:… …   Useful english dictionary

  • put up or shut up — pay for or be quiet, do instead of talk    If you brag about your cooking we ll ask you to put up or shut up …   English idioms

  • put up or shut up — prove something or stop saying it, bet money on what one says or stop saying it The politician was forced to put up or shut up over the plans to build a new convention center …   Idioms and examples

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