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pick up the tab

Definition of pick up the tab in English:

informal Pay for something: my company will pick up the tab for all moving expenses
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  • Moving, even when your employer picks up the tab, is expensive.
  • Once injuries are assessed by management and judged genuine, the club picks up the tab for whatever treatment is required.
  • After all, while an elderly person is in hospital it is the health authority that picks up the tab for their care, not the council.
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