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Jeepster

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“There’s a place called the Isle of Capri, over on Brickell, near the causeway. They’re open late and you can hear yourself talk, at least. It’s a little on the expensive side, though.” What he didn’t say was that no cop coming off the shift anywhere in Miami would be going to a place that expensive.
“Not a problem,” said John Smith. “It’s on the paper.”

Tom Wolfe. Back to Blood

What should the expression mean? My only version is the expenses will be paid by newspaper (since John Smith is a reporter doing his job). But that looks too feeble
 
  • owlman5

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    As far as I can tell, Jeepster, "It's on the paper" does mean that the newspaper will be paying the expenses.
     
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