TO PICK UP THE TAB (IT'S ON ME)
TO PICK UP THE TAB (IT'S ON ME): meaning and examples
Hello again. I hope you are doing well.
Today we will look at two informal expressions that are used when someone pays the bill (usually in a restaurant or bar).
Expression 1: to pick up the tab
It means: to pay the bill in a restaurant or bar.
I was very surprised when I went to dinner with Helen. I consider myself a fairly modern man, but I didn't expect her to pick up the tab on the first date!
Expression 2: It's on me
Meaning: the person who says it intends to pay the total.
Matthew: Helen...please put your money away. I'll pick up the tab.
Helen: No, no! The meal is on me. I insist!
I hope you have a great day!