Not everyone willing to shell out more than a grand for these golden items is looking to parade her purchase.
The lucky recipients still have to shell out $1,500 for a pair.
Just a few days after that, around December 3, David invited me to shell out $15 for a commemorative “Obama holiday mug.”
The city has a choice : shell out every day to house people, or shell out once and for all to buy them a one-way ticket.
Fans were still willing to shell out for the product—the company reported a gross profit of $25.5 million.
Rowing on up to the float, the four chums took their shell out of the water just as Boswell got his in.
So he did not take the hint to shell out, and worked the innocent con.
The artillerymen came up, turned the guns on the village, and began to shell out the enemy.
What he thought came out like a shell out of a gun—with an explosion.
By jiminy, I believe they'd shell out for a bill to make their town a seaport, if it was a hundred miles from a drop of water.
Old English sciell, scill, Anglian scell "seashell, eggshell," related to Old English scealu "shell, husk," from Proto-Germanic *skaljo "piece cut off; shell; scale" (cf. West Frisian skyl "peel, rind," Middle Low German schelle "pod, rind, egg shell," Gothic skalja "tile"), with the shared notion of "covering that splits off," from PIE root *(s)kel- (1) "to cut, cleave" (cf. Old Church Slavonic skolika "shell," Russian skala "bark, rind;" see scale (n.1)). Italian scaglia "chip" is from Germanic.
Sense of "mere exterior" is from 1650s; that of "hollow framework" is from 1791. Meaning "structure for a band or orchestra" is attested from 1938. Military use (1640s) was first of hand grenades, in reference to the metal case in which the gunpowder and shot were mixed; the notion is of a "hollow object" filled with explosives. Hence shell shock, first recorded 1915. Shell game "a swindle" is from 1890, from a version of three-card monte played with a pea and walnut shells.
1560s, "to remove (a nut, etc.) from a shell," from shell (n.). The meaning "to bombard with shells" is first attested 1856. To shell out "disburse" (1801) is a figurative use from the image of extracting nuts. Related: Shelled; shelling.
A swindle; confidence game; scam: I'm afraid this proposed merger looks like a shell game
[1890+; fr a version of three-card monte played with a pea or other token under walnut shells]
[Unix] To spawn an interactive subshell from within a program (e.g. a mailer or editor). "Bang foo runs foo in a subshell, while bang alone shells out."