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    equivalent to "On the House"

    when we say "on the house" it means the management paying for the expenses. is there a saying when one of the customers in a restaurant offers to pay the bills of other customers as well?


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    Re: equivalent to "On the House"

    Quote Originally Posted by pammiravikumar View Post
    when we say "on the house" it means the management paying for the expenses. is there a saying when one of the customers in a restaurant offers to pay the bills of other customers as well?
    I would say, "This is on me" (with the sentence stress on me).

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    Re: equivalent to "On the House"

    Quote Originally Posted by naomimalan View Post
    I would say, "This is on me" (with the sentence stress on me).
    Or:
    It's on me.


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    Re: equivalent to "On the House"

    or

    it's my round


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    Re: equivalent to "On the House"

    Quote Originally Posted by pammiravikumar View Post
    when we say "on the house" it means the management paying for the expenses. is there a saying when one of the customers in a restaurant offers to pay the bills of other customers as well?
    Quote Originally Posted by meez View Post
    or

    it's my round
    Actually, if you say "it's my round", you're only offering to buy a drink for each member of the group of people that you are with. Pammiravikumar talks about paying for other people in a restaurant. So I think "This is/It's on me" would be more appropriate.


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    Re: equivalent to "On the House"

    Quote Originally Posted by naomimalan View Post
    Actually, if you say "it's my round", you're only offering to buy a drink for each member of the group of people that you are with. Pammiravikumar talks about paying for other people in a restaurant. So I think "This is/It's on me" would be more appropriate.
    Is there anything else than boozing one can do in a restaurant??

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    Re: equivalent to "On the House"

    Some people have been known to eat food there too.

    You can also say "It's my treat."

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    Re: equivalent to "On the House"

    Another alternative is
    "I'll take care of that."
    when the bill is presented.

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