A and B lunch each other on expenses?

coconutpalm

Senior Member
Chinese,China
A and B lunch each other on expenses.
(A and B are good friends.)
What does this sentence mean? It's from a novel. I just can't figure it out!
Thank you in advance!
 
  • NealMc

    Senior Member
    UK English
    Hi

    If the company I work for gives me £25 per day mail allowance. I may well take you to lunch (at a restaurant where 2 people can get a meal for £25 or less) and ask for a receipt that says "Meal £25.00" then submit my expenses.

    I will hope that you will reciprocate tomorrow.

    We will have just lunched on each others expenses.

    Cheers
    Neal Mc
     

    coconutpalm

    Senior Member
    Chinese,China
    What's mail allowance?
    Why does a company give its employees money to have them "waste" it?
    A and B are friends, but not business partner.
    Confused................
     

    panjandrum

    Lapsed Moderator
    English-Ireland (top end)
    I assume NealMc meant meal allowance.

    The other possibility is that A & B both work for different organisations that allow them to claim lunch as a business expense provided they are entertaining a prospective client.

    So this week, A takes B to lunch and bills it as a business expense.
    Next week B takes A to lunch and bills it as a business expense.

    Both A and B are defrauding their employers and will no doubt come to a sticky end.
     

    NealMc

    Senior Member
    UK English
    Hi

    Oops! Meal allowance. Typing with boxing gloves today!
    Apologies for confusing you even more for a brief period.

    Cheers
     

    coconutpalm

    Senior Member
    Chinese,China
    Thank you both! Thank you very much!
    A and B are not working with the same organisations.
    Neal: no need to apologize! Your help is greatly appreciated!
     
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