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    #1

    Take your own.

    Hello, what does it mean, when a paying customer says to the bar maid: "Take your own." Does it mean he is offering her a tip or a drink for herself too or just paying for his own drink? This seemes to be a regular saying at least in pubs. Thanks in advance

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    Re: Take your own.

    To the best of my knowledge (it has been 20 since I lived in the UK), the usual expression there is 'Have one yourself.' Which means have a drink on me.

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    Re: Take your own.

    Thank you for your answer, bhaisahab! I suspected "take your own" might mean the same as "have one yourself", but other associations came up as well. Anyway, have a lovely day, since I cannot treat you to a drink on me. Pepita

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