pick up the bill/tab

pick up the bill/tab
pick up the bill/tab (US pick up the check)
INFORMAL to pay for what has been bought, especially a meal in a restaurant: »

The airline picked up the bill for the night spent at the hotel.

Main Entry: pick sth up

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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  • pick up the bill (for something) — pick up the ˈbill, ˈtab, etc. (for sth) idiom (informal) to pay for sth • The company picked up the tab for his hotel room. • The government will continue to pick up college fees for some students. Main entry: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • pick up the bill — pick up the bill/tab (US pick up the check) ► INFORMAL to pay for what has been bought, especially a meal in a restaurant: »The airline picked up the bill for the night spent at the hotel. Main Entry: ↑pick sth up …   Financial and business terms

  • pick up the bill for something — pick up the bill (for (something)) See: pick up the tab for something …   New idioms dictionary

  • pick up the bill for — pick up the bill (for (something)) See: pick up the tab for something …   New idioms dictionary

  • pick up the bill — (for (something)) See: pick up the tab for something …   New idioms dictionary

  • pick up the bill — informal to pay for something, often something that is not your responsibility. When we go out for dinner it s always Jack who picks up the bill. It s the taxpayer who picks up the tab for all these crazy government schemes. (often + for) …   New idioms dictionary

  • pick up the tab — pick up the bill/tab (US pick up the check) ► INFORMAL to pay for what has been bought, especially a meal in a restaurant: »The airline picked up the bill for the night spent at the hotel. Main Entry: ↑pick sth up …   Financial and business terms

  • pick up the tab (for something) — pick up the ˈbill, ˈtab, etc. (for sth) idiom (informal) to pay for sth • The company picked up the tab for his hotel room. • The government will continue to pick up college fees for some students. Main entry: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • pick up the tab for something — pick up the tab (for (something)) to pay money for something. We shouldn t have to pick up the tab for the new road if only one family will be using it. Usage notes: sometimes used in the form pick up the bill (for something): Taxpayers will have …   New idioms dictionary

  • pick up the tab for — pick up the tab (for (something)) to pay money for something. We shouldn t have to pick up the tab for the new road if only one family will be using it. Usage notes: sometimes used in the form pick up the bill (for something): Taxpayers will have …   New idioms dictionary

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