feed the meter

idiom

: to put money in a parking meter
He left the restaurant to feed the meter.

Examples of feed the meter in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Still shaky with disbelief, Napolitano unloaded her trash and walked a block to feed the meter in a two-hour parking lot. Elisabeth Egan, New York Times, 14 Mar. 2023 Nayeri demanded Cortney feed the meter. Tim Dickinson, Rolling Stone, 17 Dec. 2022 Earlier this month, local parking enforcement officers discovered Quick Response barcodes on city-wide pay stations; people attempting to feed the meter by scanning a black-and-white sticker may have submitted payment to a bogus vendor. Stephanie Mlot, PCMAG, 13 Jan. 2022

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“Feed the meter.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/feed%20the%20meter. Accessed 18 Jul. 2024.

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