pick up the tab | pick up the bill
This page is about the idiom pick up the tab | pick up the billINFORMAL
If you pick up the tab, or pick up the bill, you pay for yourself and your friends in a restaurant or a bar.
- When people go out to celebrate a birthday in Thailand, whoever's having the birthday picks up the tab.
- In general in Asia, the person with the highest status picks up the bill in a restaurant.
Contributor: Matt Errey