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Meaning: the cost of something

For example:

  • Let's get the bill and find out what the damage is.

  • What's the damage?

Note: always used with the definite article "the"

Quick Quiz:

If someone in a restaurant says "What's the damage?", they're asking about
  1. the amount on the bill
  2. the taste of the food
  3. the effect of the alcohol

Discuss: damage

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