'Dinner is on me!'


Senior Member
Let's suppose that you go out with your friend to dinner. You'd like to go Dutch but your friend insists that he treats you this time. What would you say to show your appreciation?
I would say 'OK. Next time my treat.' Would that be fine? Can you show me some other responses?
Thanks a lot!
  • Harry Batt

    Senior Member
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    It would depend on the connection that you have with the friend. Just the other night a friend invited my wife and I out to dinner, on him. I've had some awkward experiences with him about dinner checks and intercepted the waitress'es question about one or two checks. I insisted on paying my own. It worked out as I might have expected. My friend had tried to pay his tab with a discount coupon which had expired and if he had paid for both meals it would have created an embarassment.