Значение идиомы put up or shut up

[put up or shut up] {v. phr.} {informal} 1. To bet your money onwhat you say or stop saying it. – Often used as a command; oftenconsidered rude.

The man from out of town kept saying their teamwould beat ours and finally John told him “Put up or shut up.”

2. Toprove something or stop saying it. – Often used as a command; oftenconsidered rude.

George told Al that he could run faster than theschool champion and Al told George to put up or shut up.


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