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keep the change

This page is about the collocation keep the change

collocation pattern: verb + noun

Meaning

to not return the change after someone has paid for something

For example

  • The taxi driver thanked me after I told him to keep the change.

  • Sue's really stingy. Even if it's just five cents, she won't say "keep the change".

Quick Quiz

I told him to keep the change because I wanted him to

a. give me my change

b. keep the money himself

c. calculate the amount again

Contributor: Matt Errey