pick up the tab/bill/check


: to pay the money that is owed for something
The company picked up the entire tab for my trip.
They offered to pick up the check for dinner.

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web The records showed how Murakami had forwarded the invoice to the city manager of Industry, who later agreed to pick up the bill. Alene Tchekmedyianstaff Writer, Los Angeles Times, 26 Aug. 2022 America gets stiffed and our taxpayers pick up the bill. David Aaro, Fox News, 15 June 2021 Should the countries most responsible for climate change pick up the bill for everyone else? Tim Mcdonnell, Quartz, 15 Apr. 2021 State senators opted not to pick up the bill, and so the break remained in place. Nicole Goodkind, Fortune, 14 Apr. 2021 Crenshaw added that the state of Texas has been forced to pick up the bill for the federal government’s lack of enforcement at the border. Michael Lee, Washington Examiner, 7 Mar. 2021 That often leaves local governments to pick up the bill. Aarian Marshall, Wired, 10 Nov. 2020 See More

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“Pick up the tab/bill/check.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pick%20up%20the%20tab%2Fbill%2Fcheck. Accessed 8 Jun. 2023.

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