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Pick up the tab


Pay for something. ‘Tab’ as referenced by a bar tab or check to be paid for a restaurant meal. (Compare to Dutch treat, Shell-out, Treat or Foot the bill.)

“Now that he got a raise at his job, he always will pick up the tab when we go out to the bar.”

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