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    "Have a Coffee on Us"
    What does this phrase mean?
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    Default Re: Have a Coffee on Us

    Welcome to the forum, ali.

    Please provide as much context as you can with future questions, There are several things your words could mean, depending on the context. It probably means, "Allow us to pay for a coffee for you".

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    Hi 5jj!

    It was written like that.

    "Clarity trumps persuasion". (Website Name) is headed for clarity and focus. Please have coffee on us as we redesign and re-develop our website to ensure it meets your ...

    So "Allow us to pay for a coffee for you" doesn't seem fit in this context. Is it?

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    Default Re: Have a Coffee on Us

    No- it's the sort of thing a restaurant or cafe would say if they had inconvenienced you. They have taken it to try to ask for your patience.

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