spring for (to)
- Pay for.
American business jargon. 2014.
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spring for — ˈspring for [transitive] [present tense I/you/we/they spring for he/she/it springs for present participle springing for past tense sprang for … Useful english dictionary
spring for — phrasal verb [transitive] Word forms spring for : present tense I/you/we/they spring for he/she/it springs for present participle springing for past tense sprang for past participle sprung for American informal spring for something to pay for… … English dictionary
spring for — verb To pay for; to offer money. Wal Mart . . . would pay the town $100,000 in annual taxes and cover much needed road improvements too. The store even agreed to spring for an archaeological dig on the site, once an Indian campground … Wiktionary
spring (for) — v To pay for. It is my turn to spring for the doughnuts. 1950s … Historical dictionary of American slang
spring for — vb British to pay for. A raffish expression, used typically by working class speakers, indicating willingness or alacrity. ► OK, keep your hand in your pocket, I ll spring for the grub … Contemporary slang
spring for — pay for, pay the shot Who will spring for the pizza? Jack will. He just got paid … English idioms
spring for — N. Amer. informal pay for. → spring … English new terms dictionary
spring for — v. pay for something (usually a treat for somebody) … English slang
spring for something — ˈspring for sth derived (NAmE, informal) to pay for sth for sb else • I ll spring for the drinks tonight. Main entry: ↑springderived … Useful english dictionary
spring for something — AND bounce for something in. to treat (someone) by buying something. (See also pop for something.) □ I’m bouncing for pizza. Any takers? □ Ralph sprang for drinks, and we all had a great time … Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions