plunk down

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Related to plunk down: the likes of, follow suit, catch up
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Verb1.plunk down - set (something or oneself) down with or as if with a noise; "He planked the money on the table"; "He planked himself into the sofa"
place down, put down, set down - cause to sit or seat or be in a settled position or place; "set down your bags here"
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In Variety's May 9, 1983, review, Jim Harwood predicted the film would be a summer hit, because teens would plunk down $5 at the box office rather than spend all those quarters at video arcades.
According to Tech Crunch, while the Google Glass store is indeed open and seems to be taking orders, this isn't the public launch of Glass to anybody who wants to plunk down 1,500 dollars (plus tax).
This allows a customer to walk in, plunk down the $150 and start using this device without having to spend money each month being tied to a mobile operator.
Plunk down a dollar, and you've got a very entertaining dream for a day or two - until the numbers roll out and you see you weren't even close.
So the announcement from Ali-Reza Zeighami, managing director of the National Iranian Oil Refining and Distribution Company (NIORDC), that a mystery foreign firm will plunk down $13 billion came as a surprise.
I'm just a working stiff and could not afford to plunk down the kind of money necessary for a top-shelf bow and accessories.
2010) apparently buys these claims, even though nowhere in this country can a person walk into a gun show or shop, plunk down his or her money, and legally walk out with any of these weapons.
Well, apparently you could do worse than to plunk down a few million for fine art.
Just decide that on certain days you are going to boldly plunk down next to someone else.
So, for the next few years, you won't be able to march into a brokerage firm by your lonesome, plunk down a wad of cash, and walk out the owner of some hot shares.
Plunk down $95 for the Mudslide (a smorgasbord of mud slathering, steaming, bathing, and power napping), and you'll wind up at the clothing-optional mineral pools, where you can soak, then sunbathe, then soak again--all day long if you like.
So if you have your eye on a new digital camera or an eco-friendly wind-up vibrator, but don't want to plunk down your hard-earned cash without a little research (or just dig reading articles about gadgets that are free of all the techo-garble) the Shiny Shiny ladies have got you covered.