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This page is about the slang term damage

Meaning: the cost of something

For example:

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

  • What's the damage?

always used with the definite article "the"

Quick Quiz:

If someone in a restaurant says "What's the damage?", they're asking about

a. the amount on the bill

b. the taste of the food

c. the effect of the alcohol

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Contributor: Matt Errey