mercredi 25 mars 2020

Le mot du jour to cough UP. When cough doesn't mean cough...


Attention à la prononciation de ce mot ! cough (prononcer kof)


If you cough, you expel air from the lungs with a sudden sharp sound.






If you ‘cough up’, it means you give someone money, especially if you don’t want to.


Examples :
Yesterday I had to cough up for a fine because I had forgotten my permission form (135 euros!)
I broke my friend's glasses so I had to cough up 250 euros to buy a new pair.



Listen to the excellent video of BBC learning English about the meaning of cough up
https://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish/english/features/the-english-we-speak/ep-190909

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